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23 of the funniest tweets about protesters toppling statues of Christopher Columbus and Confederate generals.

23 of the funniest tweets about protesters toppling statues of Christopher Columbus and Confederate generals.

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As part of the international reckoning with racism and the legacies of slavery and colonialism, protesters are tearing down statues of figures who represent the nastiness. It's a rough time to be a dead racist.

Christopher Columbus, who in addition to being the subject of a poem, committed mass genocides of Native peoples across the Americas, was beheaded in Boston and yanked down from the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul.

Confederate generals, who seceded from the United States and waged a bloody war against it so they could keep black people as their slaves, are being vandalized and removed by Black Lives Matter.

People are sharing jokes about this public art revolution, and pitching who should be honored instead.

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