Well put. These statues are symbols of oppression and colonialism. Thus, taking them down is an active form of liberation. In order to change the culture, these statues should be taken down. You said you are interested in what comes next. I am also curious about that. I am hoping that taking these statues down will create a dialogue in our communities that allows a comprehensive understanding of our history (without leaving out the racist/gory parts). Going forward, I hope we can all begin to assess what a hero is and who should be put on a pedastal in this society.