The mentality of "it is what it is" and we can't change anything is wrong. People need to stand up for what they believe in and stand up for what is right.
It took way too long to take the confederate statues and monument's down but it has finally been done! The speech by the Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu that he gave on May 19, 2017 was spot on about our history.
I think everyone should read it and you can do so, here.