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Activists Censor Anti-Racist Mural as "Offensive"

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Peak PC logic: To shield students from ‘offensive’ image, activists opt to censor anti-racist mural

at one San Francisco high school, where an ongoing campaign to remove murals depicting the life of George Washington has resulted in a decision to have the art hidden from view. The school had earlier even considered destroying the work completely.

The mural, which includes images of slaves on Washington’s plantation and a slain native American figure has apparently “upset” students and is regarded by some as a “racist” painting. But there is a crucial distinction to be made here. The mural is not “racist” – rather, it depicts racism, and the two are very different things.


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The last thing we want is for children to learn history (satire).

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I like that you said (satire). Some comments on social media are unclear whether they are serious or not.


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Mr Glover is right, it is the same as book burning. A lack of taught critical thinking is the cause. There is something else there too, maybe an eagerness to see racism in art and the desire not to offend anyone with it.

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I wonder why the artist depicted the men that Washington is sending "out" as having no color?

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Denial is an American disease. The Germans faced their history dead on. Americans are not capable of that.

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Indeed Ms. York, indeed.

Thus the malignancy.

Any cancer, unchecked, will metastasize

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