Screaming match erupts over vote to remove mural

Screaming match erupts over vote to remove mural 1

 

A San Francisco school board voted to remove a Depression-era mural in a high school depicting the life of George Washington. #CNN #News

70 Comments on "Screaming match erupts over vote to remove mural"

  1. Oh my God, wouldn’t this mural be an amazing work of art to use as a tool to teach the youth?

  2. Will Happen 2023 | July 27, 2019 at 12:56 PM | Reply

    Thoses who Dont know history bound to repeat it… Keep the mural

    • YouWillbe Mocked | July 27, 2019 at 11:40 PM | Reply

      @Will Happen 2023 LOL! Ok DINDU… please define what you Mean by “RICH”… i.e. QUANTIFY it for me….

    • @Obama put kids in cages FIRST go back to europe

    • Infested _INFESTED_ *Infested-Infested* | July 28, 2019 at 2:20 AM | Reply

      @Pancho FUN FACT: Slavery is allowed in islamic countries even till this day

    • Racist WP always want to remember their racist history but soon as we bring up our we are told to move on and get over it lol.

    • Infested _INFESTED_ *Infested-Infested* | July 28, 2019 at 10:58 AM | Reply

      @Mase J It was the pedophile child rapist don lemon who very famously on the pedophile ring & fake news channel cnn, claimed that:
      1. All white people are born racists
      2. Black people cannot be racists

  3. Jester Avrgjoe | July 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Reply

    People love complaining about stuff, because it allows them to have authority over others.

  4. Keith Fendley | July 27, 2019 at 1:03 PM | Reply

    It doesn’t glorify slavery. It only reminds us. This is ridiculous. History is history. Good old Ministry of Truth trying to erase it.

    • Brandon Keys | July 27, 2019 at 3:48 PM | Reply

      The fact that a guy named Communist Basher is crying over a communist’s picture being removed really let’s you know how genuine these arguments are. That picture belongs in a museum not in a school, images in school are supposed to empower students not depress and discourage them. That painting is also whitewashed af, notice there is nothing particularly brutal about it, even the dead Native American looks peaceful. If someone of color had drawn it it might show a Native American infant being swung against a tree or torn apart by pilgrim dogs. Or how about Thomas Jefferson groping a 14 yr old slave without consent. It’s easy for these idiots to cheer for preserving history when that history is filtered through white eyes and whitewashed enough to remind those of color where they came from while downplaying the true brutality of what actually occurred.

    • Keep in the books, not on walls!

    • Ok so the fact that they arent completely up front when teaching it in school isnt “trying to erase history” enough

  5. That is so stupid, its a part of our history, doesn’t reflect now. I’d leave it

    • @Vlad the guru some people want to ignore the past to move beyond it when they should study it to prevent its repeat. Besides this mural wasn’t anything like confederate statues erected to intimidate blacks and glorify treason but an memorial to the story of america, bad and good.

  6. MysticFiddler1 | July 27, 2019 at 1:05 PM | Reply

    It doesn’t “glorify” the events–it underscores the atrocity of those events. Art is designed to reflect reality and this does it well. Teach people to not close their eyes and bury their heads. Maybe they’ll learn to confront the current atrocities at the border and do something about it.

    • MysticFiddler1 : It seem that they have missed the point. The Mural is a CRITIQUE of slavery. Ironic that they need to be educated about this, given where they are? These meetings need to establish a rule: Unless all parties are heard and respected, no decisions will be made. People need to LEARN to STFU and LISTEN. It’s always about, “pride.” People can’t face the fact that they’re wrong, which is why they still support Trump; a known criminal, sex pest, and traitor. So, they just shout down the opposition. They’re behaving like the Trumpophiles, destroying valuable art. So stupid

    • Detroit Metropcs | July 28, 2019 at 11:26 AM | Reply

      A high school not the place for this.

    • @Detroit Metropcs Huh? A high school is *exactly* the place for it. History, for better or worse, needs to be examined and discussed. This is a case of progressives going *way* to far trying to ‘protect’ people. Simply acknowledging something existed is not ‘glorifying’ it.

    • Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat | July 28, 2019 at 12:24 PM | Reply

      MysticFiddler1
      Just curious professor
      Where were you when Obama deported just under three million illegal immigrants ?
      Where were you when obama separated over 340,000 immigrant families ?
      Where were you when obama declared several middle eastern countries as terrorist hot spots and banned travel for people to enter the US
      Trump does the same things and it’s awful for you
      Obama does it then it’s ok
      I think that’s called being a hypocrite
      Now come on speak again
      I command you

  7. 600 grand for a few cans of paint and a roller? Can I bid $100k?

  8. Uncle Beardo | July 27, 2019 at 1:05 PM | Reply

    “Traumatized” by a picture on a wall, what kind of ultra softminded, thin skinned fools are we raising in this country?

    • Infested _INFESTED_ *Infested-Infested* | July 27, 2019 at 8:38 PM | Reply

      @Margaret Nicol OK? But doesn’t surah 4:76, 5:51 and 9:29 of holy quran command EXPLICITLY muslims to not mingle with christians, but to kill and enslave them? And what exactly are kiddie fiddler democrats doing now to christians?

    • Margaret Nicol | July 27, 2019 at 8:48 PM | Reply

      @Infested _INFESTED_ *Infested-Infested* You’ll find similar stuff in the old testament but only a creep like you would go looking for it. I think your confusing ‘democrats’ with priests. I won’t respond further. You make my keyboard feel dirty.

    • Infested _INFESTED_ *Infested-Infested* | July 27, 2019 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      @Margaret Nicol No, I know for a fact that democrats are pedos, look up:
      *The sexual revolution and children: How the left took things too far*

    • I know right look at the president for example, has the thick skin of an Amoeba

  9. Suppressing history is not learning from it.

  10. MY OPINION: but as a person of color this needs to stay… it is one of the few that depicts truth of history and what was done to us… it’s a learning tool and conversational piece of art! It should STAY!

    • Obama put kids in cages FIRST | July 28, 2019 at 10:39 AM | Reply

      @Peoples Republic of Ninj Don’t worry everyone knows bl@cks commit the most murder, r0bbery, r@pe, child r@pe, and domestic violence worldwide. I will be pushing for all bl@cks to be deo0rted out of white population countries back to Afrca worldwide for the rest of my life. They already are being dep0rted out of Europe

    • Peoples Republic of Ninj | July 28, 2019 at 10:44 AM | Reply

      @Obama put kids in cages FIRST but they don’t show that, so yet again you go to your original erroneous fall back position. I’m done talking to you I can feel my brain cells screaming in agony. I feel more stupid having conversed with you. You are such a lying idiot that my IQ is dropping trying to show you sense.

    • This Girl Can't Do Makeup | July 28, 2019 at 10:59 AM | Reply

      Andreas karlsson well since memorials are to memorialize it would be very concerning in deed to honor a nazi

    • Ricky Fontaine | July 28, 2019 at 11:58 AM | Reply

      Exactly i say leave it up because it doesnt paint this lilly white picture of what George Washington was… Like most if not all history books in american schools does…

  11. Mister Sarajevo | July 27, 2019 at 1:17 PM | Reply

    No way that loudmouth lady is a clinical psychologist since she obviously wants her daughter’s head buried in the sand. A real psychologist would be honest & give her a basic history lesson.
    Unless it’s some ruby red state, the mural isn’t going anywhere.

    • Basque Irishman | July 28, 2019 at 5:39 AM | Reply

      @Mister Sarajevo it’s Ruby Red States that took you Bosnians in and protected you during the 90s.

    • Basque Irishman | July 28, 2019 at 5:39 AM | Reply

      I know a thing or two about Jugoland.

    • @Geddy Schacher and psychiatrists -and they’r usually crazy.

    • Haha MissMiss | July 28, 2019 at 10:38 AM | Reply

      Acrually, she sounds EXACTLY like someone steeped in the art of psychology would sound like.

    • ​@Haha MissMiss it isn’t “art” Cab drivers provide the same service “yes, uh huh, that must make you feel bad” – $22.50 please, except in the shrink’s case it would be more like $250 for the uh huh’s.

  12. Johnny Beacham | July 27, 2019 at 2:02 PM | Reply

    School board is crazy leave it alone. You can’t change history.

    • Anonomous Dane What happened when the US toppled Iraq? We tore down all the statues to Saddam Hussein. There is even a video of people breaking down a Saddam statue. Do you have a problem with that as well?

    • Johnny Beacham | July 28, 2019 at 11:38 AM | Reply

      @T Salon Sad to see you where Indoctrinated instead of educated.

    • howdyhowdyhow | July 28, 2019 at 11:59 AM | Reply

      but u dont got 2 put the slave pics in r face. i don wan2 see all that. it racist

  13. I’d be traumatized if my mom stood up and screamed that I was traumatized by seeing that mural!

  14. It glorifies hatred screams a white lady 🤯

  15. Denise Johnson | July 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM | Reply

    That mural depicts the TRUTH of history. Not only is it irreplaceable artwork, but it is a reminder of this country’s sordid past. LEAVE IT UP!!!

    • Basque Irishman | July 28, 2019 at 6:45 AM | Reply

      It reminds me of poor painting skills at a first grade level. Needs more realism and better tones.

  16. Preserve our history. Learn from it. Don’t condemn it and hide it.

  17. Remove all remnants of history! Then rewrite it! 1984.

    • Herbal Shaman | July 27, 2019 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      White people are doing it already. Many of them think the Egyptians were dark skinned “white” people.

    • Herbal Shaman not that I care about the ancient Egyptians, but they were brown. Not white and definitely not subsaharan black.

  18. Compromise: leave it up but add the title “America’s Shameful History.”

  19. That mural shouldn’t be removed. It shows a true part of American history, a very ugly part, but that doesn’t mean it should be removed. That means it’s even more important that it should stay!

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