Sanitizing history by removing the statues of slave owners in America would be a mistake, said Condoleezzaa Rice in an interview on Fox on Monday.
“I’m a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you.’ And so I don’t actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners,” Rice replied. “I want us to have to look at the names and recognize what they did, and be able to tell our kids what they did and for them to have a sense of their own history,” said the former secretary of state.
Rice had been invited onto the popular "Fox and Friends" to plug her new book, "Democracy," when she was asked about the subject by co-host Brian Kilmeade.
Rice's comments come amid news that three people were arrested in New Orleans over the potential removal of three Confederate monuments.
The monuments depicted Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard.
Protesters see the statues as symbols of white supremacy.