One of the leaders in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out against the removal of Confederate statues, saying they are a part of history.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at City Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, local NAACP chapter president Esther Lee expressed her frustration with the current state of affairs in the U.S., WFMZ reported.
“I think it’s all senseless. All senseless,” Lee said. “You know, we’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white.”
Lee continued talking about Confederate statues, noting that it is pointless to take them down.
“You know that’s history,” Lee said. “That was in that point in time. You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people local pulling down those statues.”