George Washington Mural 'Traumatizes' Students; High School May Remove Art
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A high school in San Francisco wants to remove a series of murals commemorating former President George Washington because a group concluded they are 'traumatizing' the students and local community.
One of the murals depicts Washington as a slave owner, while another shows him advocating for westward expansion next to a dead Native American. The paintings have been in the halls of the George Washington High School since it was established in 1936. That's right; GW has been emotionally traumatizing young, impressionable minds for over 80 years. The madness... The cruelty... The sweet and pungent aroma of politically correct manure.
Daily Caller reports that the San Francisco school district commissioned a working group to review the murals in 2018, after a heritage group proposed the school be designated a historical landmark in order to protect the murals and other historic art around the school. The group concluded the mural “traumatizes students and community members,” and recommended all of the ones related to Washington be removed.
“We come to these recommendations due to the continued historical and current trauma of Native Americans and African Americans with these depictions in the mural that glorifies slavery, genocide, colonization, manifest destiny, white supremacy, oppression, etc.,” the group wrote in its recommendation.
WIBC host Tony Katz:
"The fundamental understanding of George Washington needs to be the guiding of a nation at its birth and setting the precedent for what greatness is... For what he tried to create and built out.
These things seem to be forgotten. There is something very wrong about these people who push at art as an evil that cannot be seen if it depicts something that makes some people feel uncomfortable. These things happened, so why are we attempting to bury it?"
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