Analysis | The protests spark a growing battle over history Sometimes the argument to remove the statues of certain dead white men is stronger than the one to keep them. Cities Want to Remove Toxic Monuments. But Who Will Take Them?Governors and mayors are under pressure to remove statues tied to slavery or colonialism. But finding them a new home might not be easy. Protest Updates: Atlanta Officer’s Disciplinary Records ReleasedThe former Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks had been issued a written reprimand in 2016 for another use of force incident involving the use of a firearm. Americans want justice for George Floyd. Keith Ellison is in charge of getting it.Civil rights has always been an Ellison family affair. Now they’re taking on the Minneapolis police from all angles. Confederate monuments are falling, but hundreds still stand. Here’s where.More than 70 Confederate monuments have come down since the the Charleston, S.C., church shooting in 2015, nearly a third of them in the weeks after George Floyd was killed in police custody. Charleston church massacre: 5 years on Confederate debate ragesDylann Roof sat through an hour of Bible study at a church before shooting nine Black worshippers in 2015. Protest Updates: Officer Charged With Murder in Rayshard Brooks KillingA former Atlanta police officer was charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, among other criminal charges. Protest Updates: Aunt Jemima Brand to Change Over ‘Racial Stereotype’The brand, founded in 1889, is built on images of a black female character that have often been criticized as offensive. From Columbus to Confederates, Anger About Statues Boils OverFrom Virginia to New Mexico, protests over police brutality have brought hundreds of years of American history bubbling to the surface. The Statues Were Toppled. What Happens to Them Now?What city leaders, museum officials and historians decide will have implications for how we remember the history the statues were designed to represent, as well as our current moment. Confederate statues are being torn down across AmericaGeorge Floyd’s killing brings urgency to an old debate about their future Controversial memorials are surprisingly easy to pull down. Fixing the world that built them is harder.Statues are toppling around the world, but the society that put them in place is less easily shifted. Cathartic acts of rage, or the rewriting of history? How statues became political lightning rodsStatues are products of one era built to endure into others. They loom over streets and squares while the views of those who pass by change, from generation to generation. Most people, most of the time, are indifferent to these persons of stone and bronze An American policeman killed George Floyd. Now Europe is re-examining its colonial historyAt an old stone harbor in the English city of Bristol, young people gather at a bent railing by the water and peer into the murky deep. They're looking for the defaced statue of the 17th century slave trader Edward Colston. And just maybe, they're looking Germany confronted its racist legacy. Britain and the US must do the same | Susan NeimanThough not a vaccine against racism, facing history is a necessary beginning, says the author and academic Susan Neiman Women’s starvation wages paid for William Gladstone’s statue – let’s honour their work insteadIt would be fitting to replace the monument that was seen as a symbol of oppression in 1882 with a dedication to the woman who fought against it Historical figures face reckoning around the globe after Floyd deathProtests and vandalism have taken place in cities from Boston and New York to Paris, Oxford and Brussels, in an intense reexamination of centuries of racial injustice Historical figures reassessed worldwide after George Floyd's death | The Japan TimesThe rapidly unfolding movement to pull down Confederate monuments around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death has extended to statues of slave trad Colonial figures reassessed worldwide after George Floyd’s deathThe Black Lives Matter movement is sparking a reckoning in countries from Belgium to New Zealand, as they grapple with their colonial pasts. Knocked off their perch: protesters target empire builders, Confederate symbolsOnce feted as pioneers, some of the architects of Europe's empire building now face a backlash: anti-racism protesters are demanding their legacies be revisited and their often imposing statues be torn down and consigned to the trash heap of history. Black Lives Matter: How statues of controversial colonial figures became targets across the worldWhile some monuments are simply seen as unwanted symbols of colonialisation, others commemorate people accused of genocide.