Local Talk

What should we do with historical statues that some people find offensive?

Local Talk for the week of August 30, 2017

Zion Otto's Headshot

I think they should be dismantled.

Zion Otto
Cultivation Florist
Ryan Bond's Headshot

I think that it would be more productive to have a museum enshrine them, as it is a part of our history.

Ryan Bond
Santa Cruz
Kyle Jouras's Headshot

As a society we need to decide what is historically important and needs to be saved and preserved for future generations, while also respecting the people who were potentially harmed by what they represent.

Kyle Jouras
Ceramic Artist
Santa Cruz
Evan Feenstra's Headshot

If enough people are offended by something than we should listen to them. If it’s a tiny minority and they are getting up in arms about something, maybe it’s not that big of a deal.

Evan Feenstra
Web Designer
Paul Becklund's Headshot

You’re going to find that something offends everybody, and it’s part of our history. You can’t get rid of that.

Paul Becklund
Orange County
Contributor at Good Times |

Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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