[Ed. – As long as they unsightly thing won’t hurt the feelings of minority students, the mural will be permitted to remain.]
No American historical figure, including the Father of Our Country, is safe from the war on history.
The San Francisco School Board voted 4-3 Tuesday not to tear down a mural at a local high school depicting the life of George Washington.
The school board decided to cover the painting instead—hardly a better solution to the supposed offense.
The school board said the George Washington mural “traumatizes students” and “glorifies slavery, genocide, colonization, manifest destiny, white supremacy, oppression, etc.,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
Jon Golinger, executive director of the Coalition to Protect Public Art, an organization dedicated to preserving the mural, said of the decision: “While it is a step in the right direction to take permanent destruction off the table, we will continue to strongly oppose spending $815,000 to permanently wall off the murals so nobody has the choice to see them or learn from them.”