One of the biggest problems of American society today seems to be the intolerance of thoughts, ideas, beliefs that differ from one’s own. Beliefs are expendable if one is open to intelligent discussion. But people feel threatened by contrary beliefs, maybe because their beliefs are so much a part of their identity. They hold onto them like a security blanket. At the end of the day facts are facts and history is history. We should not try to rewrite history to align with our own contemporary ideas. Acknowledge it for what it is, learn from it, and move on.