Covington News Editor,
We cannot change history no matter how hard we try. We should not try to hide history, but use it as a measure of how far we have progressed. An MLK statue was recently unveiled at the capital and I support adding statues to reflect everyone’s heritage and to explain how history fits together. This is a much better solution than removing the remembrance of a particular heritage. Removing the statue in the square does harm to the heritage and ancestry of a great many in Newton County and will aggravate race relations without improving anyone’s position. I further urge our politicians of all parties to stop using divisive language to further their political careers at the expense of our race relations.