it may have been the only smart public relations move they could make.
the books deserve criticism, no one is denying that, the problem i had was that it could appear as if they were sweeping it under the rug and freeing themselves from the responsibility of those books’ legacy.
but i am very tired of trying to discuss this with people that refuse to see shades of grey
I can personally relate to this. I've been a part of a memorial committee uncovering a history that was hidden for decades involving the great strike of the Loray Mill in 1921, and the murder of Ella May Wiggins, a striker and balladeer. When we began, we were threatened, blackballed, held at gunpoint, and harassed via phone, etc.
I sent you a private link. I do understand where you're coming from. History is important, and one of my favorite sayings is an old African proverb: Until the lions have their day, history belongs to the hunter.
Disclaimers are also very important for the purposes of education. However, that good intent may be misinterpreted, just as it was here, in that they would still exist.