The statues in these collections represent ALL of America. Whether we like it or not, many Americans are racist, tribal white people who hate people that aren't like them. Deplorable people like these need to feel like they belong, too. In fact, threatening to take away statues of their heroes makes them even more entrenched in their pre-Civil War mindset. Ultimately, this should not be an issue at the national level. If people in California agree to take the statues down in California, more power to them.