Statues need an expiry date. Will humans let that happen?

Lately, my pandemic reading has included Decolonizing Wealth, a provocative analysis of privilege, philanthropy, wealth, and power by Edgar Villanueva. In it, he paints a picture of how legacies are immortalized and remembered through places, houses, and philanthropic entities, and how Indigenous wisdom can heal divides. 

That reading has a resonance with current events. Ever wondered how humans sometimes choose to forever remember the good that people do? There is a practice of naming things after them — the natural environment, the built environment, college programs, awards, funding programs,

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