While this is historically common behavior, it is not honorable or acceptable, and should not be presented as such. That dark history contributes to many of the problems complicating our lives today. To honor it is to perpetuate it. To rebuke it is to take a step away from it, toward a more peaceful future. We cannot change the past, but we can choose which parts of it we honor and emulate or disdain and improve upon. We cannot choose our ancestors, but we can examine the deeds of those who came before and decide whom we will honor and whom we will condemn.