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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:24 PM

High School Mulls Removing George Washington Murals Because They 'Traumatize' Students

The Daily Wire
By Joseph Curl
May 2, 2019

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A high school in Northern California — George Washington High School, to be specific — is mulling over a push to remove two 83-year-old murals from its hallways. Critics advocating for their removal say they are offensive to Native Americans and African-Americans. They say the pair of panels “traumatizes students and community members.”

A San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) working group says the murals should be removed and put in storage to protect the students.

"SFUSD convened a ‘Reflection and Action Working Group’ that was comprised of members of the local Native American community, students, school representatives, district representatives, local artists and historians," Laura Dudnick, spokeswoman for the district, wrote in an email to The College Fix. "At its conclusion the group voted and the majority recommended that the 'Life of Washington' mural be archived and removed because the mural does not represent SFUSD values," the letter continued.

"Two of the thirteen panels in the mural series have come under fire since the 1960’s for their controversial depictions of African-Americans and Native Americans," the Richmond District Blog writes.

In one mural, entitled “Mount Vernon”, George Washington appears to be in conversation with another Caucasian man who gestures towards a seated African-American man holding corn, presumably a slave. In other parts of the mural, African-Americans are engaged in acts of manual labor like hauling large bales of hay and picking cotton in the fields, while Caucasian men are also laboring at other tasks with tools. Washington’s servant, who is pictured holding his horse, is also African-American. The mural is a clear depiction of slavery in the United States, and of George Washington as a slave owner.

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Here's the irony, though. The murals were painted in 1936 by artist Victor Arnautoff, who was a protégé of Diego Rivera and a communist. "He included those images not to glorify Washington, but rather to provoke a nuanced evaluation of his legacy. The scene with the dead Native American, for instance, calls attention to the price of 'manifest destiny.' Arnautoff’s murals also portray the slaves with humanity and the several live Indians as vigorous and manly," The Wall Street Journal reports.

Historian Fergus M. Bordewich told The Fix that it is "a deeply wrongheaded habit to project today’s norms, values, ideals backwards in time to find our ancestors inevitably falling short."

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:42 PM

What’s most impressive here? That these high schoolers actually kinda know who George Washington was.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:04 PM

View Postzurg, on 02 May 2019 - 01:42 PM, said:

What's most impressive here? That these high schoolers actually kinda know who George Washington was.

I doubt it. They were told to be offended by their parents and teachers.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:20 PM

In the immortal words of J Allen Moore.....GFY retards!
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:13 PM

View PostUSNRETWIFE, on 02 May 2019 - 02:04 PM, said:

I doubt it. They were told to be offended by their parents and teachers.

You just burst my bubble of gullibility :lol:
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:28 PM

Get used to this kind of crap, folks. This is the level of stupidity our "school" system has sunk to.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:43 PM

Oh FFS!

This kind of ourageous STUPID SJW-ism ought to be stoned to death in the town square!
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:05 PM

Alright, so where would the Indians and Slaves be today HAD IT NOT been for men like Washington?

Do we really think some other group would not have come to North America and done even worse?


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:28 PM

Did you read the article? It was painted in 1936 (I think) by a Communist to make Washington look bad.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:47 PM

View Postzurg, on 02 May 2019 - 03:13 PM, said:

You just burst my bubble of gullibility :lol:


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:27 PM

Which is yet another reason I am celebrating that my launch date from California for Idaho is May 21st.

The rampant imbecility here is astonishing and disgusting.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:21 PM

View PostTicked@TinselTown, on 02 May 2019 - 07:27 PM, said:

Which is yet another reason I am celebrating that my launch date from California for Idaho is May 21st.

The rampant imbecility here is astonishing and disgusting.

Really? That’ll be a day of rejoicing.

I’m not that familiar with Idaho but have been to Pocatello, beautiful place.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:39 PM

View PostWag-a-Muffin (D), on 02 May 2019 - 04:28 PM, said:

Did you read the article? It was painted in 1936 (I think) by a Communist to make Washington look bad.


Yes I did read that part. It was a "tainted" reasoning by the painter, just like the "tainted" BS behind the push for removal.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:11 AM

View PostTicked@TinselTown, on 02 May 2019 - 07:27 PM, said:

Which is yet another reason I am celebrating that my launch date from California for Idaho is May 21st.

The rampant imbecility here is astonishing and disgusting.

I'll have a drink in your honor to celebrate on the 21st! :D

View PostMontyPython, on 02 May 2019 - 08:39 PM, said:

Yes I did read that part. It was a "tainted" reasoning by the painter, just like the "tainted" BS behind the push for removal.

<_<

Tainted by a taint <_<
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:58 AM

View PostHowsithangin, on 03 May 2019 - 12:11 AM, said:

I'll have a drink in your honor to celebrate on the 21st! :D


Tainted by a taint <_<

Tainted love whoo hoo.
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:54 AM

Poor babies.

Give them a couple of nitroglycerin pills to cure the pain...

View PostRock N, on 02 May 2019 - 03:43 PM, said:

Oh FFS!

This kind of ourageous STUPID SJW-ism ought to be stoned to death in the town square!


:exactly:

Or burned alive!

View PostUSMCforever60, on 02 May 2019 - 02:20 PM, said:

In the immortal words of J Allen Moore.....GFY retards!


:yes:
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