Demolishing art (and architecture) bothers me. The history does not go away, but the art does. Losing art and architecture due to changing politics is not a good thing.
How will people in the future understand the past if it is all whitewashed?
In a letter to the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, the signatories advocate for the removal of monuments to Christopher Columbus, J. Marion Sims, and Teddy Roosevelt.
Source: Over 120 Prominent Artists and Scholars Call on NYC to Take Down Racist Monuments