Historical figures relatively consistent with 21st Century ethical standards?

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Ad Honorem
Dec 2015
4,601
Florania
Since our standard is anything before 1991, we can list even later figures.
After the Humanitarian Revolution and Rights Revolution, 21st Century ethical standards seem a bit too stringent
on equal rights of ethnic groups, women, children, and even animals to some extent; our standards also include
freedom from abuses.
Even though it is challenging to find historical figures consistent with 21st Century ethical standards, a few people were way
ahead of their time.
Why do we keep trying to pick historical figures for racism and sexism?
Should we celebrate those who were ahead of their time?
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
21,723
SoCal
Also, New Jersey was way ahead of the pack in allowing women and free blacks to vote even in the late 18th century:

Did You Know: Women and African Americans Could Vote in NJ before the 15th and 19th Amendments? (U.S. National Park Service)

For a Few Decades in the 18th Century, Women and African-Americans Could Vote in New Jersey | Smart News | Smithsonian

While these privileges were eventually taken away from them, the fact that this was allowed for decades in the first place shows that New Jersey was way ahead of its time in regards to this (especially in regards to women being allowed to vote).
 
Aug 2019
218
North
Since our standard is anything before 1991, we can list even later figures.
After the Humanitarian Revolution and Rights Revolution, 21st Century ethical standards seem a bit too stringent
on equal rights of ethnic groups, women, children, and even animals to some extent; our standards also include
freedom from abuses.
Even though it is challenging to find historical figures consistent with 21st Century ethical standards, a few people were way
ahead of their time.
Why do we keep trying to pick historical figures for racism and sexism?
Should we celebrate those who were ahead of their time?
The leader of the macedonian struggle at the turn of the 19th and 20th century, gotse delchev said: I understand the world as a field for cultural competition among the nations.