Re: “With new owners, ‘Big Indian’ statue to remain in Freeport, for now” (Oct. 8, Page C2):

Twice a day I drive past the “Big Indian” statue on Route 1 in Freeport.

It might interest the new owner, Eric Dube, to know that I’ve used these moments as conversation starters with my children, and that as a result of the statue’s continued presence, we’ve had in-depth talks about racism, lazy stereotyping, genocide, the horrors of colonialism, white supremacy, cultural appropriation and hateful imagery masked as historical tradition.

I dare say, these may not be the sorts of topics Mr. Dube wishes to have associated with his new location. Hopefully, he can come up with a way to untether Design Concepts from these towering daily reminders of bigotry and disrespect.

Nathaniel Krenkel
Portland

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