12 Non-Racist Statues Brought To You By Twitter Users

In the wake of recent racial controversies over Confederate statues in the U.S., social media has been exploding with responses from both sides — people are divided on whether it's appropriate to memorialize a time in U.S. history that brings back the pain and harsh realities of slavery in America. Matt Pearce, a Los Angeles Times correspondent, recently asked Twitter, "What are your favorite public statues?" — and the responses have been amazing.

In the wake of recent racial controversies over Confederate statues in the U.S., social media has been exploding with responses from both sides — people are divided on whether it’s appropriate to memorialize a time in U.S. history that brings back the pain and harsh realities of slavery in America.  Matt Pearce, a Los Angeles Times correspondent, recently asked Twitter, “What are your favorite public statues?” — and the responses have been amazing.

1. Standing at the partition between China and Mongolia are two massive apatosauruses full-on frenching.

The statues are a part of an ongoing effort to create a dinosaur fantasy land in the fossil-rich area surrounding Erlian.

2. Charles La Trobe helped to bring several institutions to life, including the Royal Botanical Gardens, the State Library, and the University of Melbourne.

It embodies the idea that “universities should turn ideas on their heads.”