Is there something offensive about George Washington to liberals?
I guess so – at least to the ones in San Francisco who are trying to erase American history by getting rid of a mural depicting our first president that is currently at a high school named after the founding father.
The school’s desire to remove the mural is stirring up quite the controversy online, and rightfully so!
Take a look at what people are saying about it on Twitter:
Fox KTVU has more details:
A longstanding mural at San Francisco's Washington High School is generating controversy and strong reactions about its future.
The mural shows the life of George Washington at various stages of his life.
More than 100 people packed into the school board meeting on Tuesday night.
The controversial mural is located inside the main entrance of Washington High school has been there for more than eight decades.
But opponents say they are offended by the images of black slaves at Washington's Mt. Vernon home.
"It is a racist mural. My history should not be racist but it is. I came from slaves," said Virginia Marshall with the Alliance of Black School Educators. She was among the dozens of speakers to address the school board.
Members heard one hour of public testimony from supporters and opponents to gather input before making a decision on the fate of the mural.
Native Americans object to a panel showing white settlers stepping over the body of an American Indian.
"Why do we have to explain the pain caused by visual offense that we see in that building that is supposed to be an institution of learning," said Mary Travis-Allen, a mural opponent.
Breitbart also had the following to say:
George Washington High School in San Francisco, California, plans to remove an “offensive” mural of George Washington. At a school board meeting this week, no board members spoke in defense of the historical art, which one speaker claims causes “visual offense.”
According to a local news report, George Washington High School in San Francisco plans to erase a 13-panel mural from 1936 that depicts George Washington. Many critics of the mural have condemned its depictions of slaves and Native Americans. Now, the school is on the verge of removing the mural altogether.
Breitbart News originally reported on the push to remove the mural in May, when alumni backed the calls for removal. Although many members in the local community, including students, have argued in favor of keeping the mural, others still insist that it be taken down. At a meeting that was held on June 18, not even one school board member argued that the mural should stay up.
Maybe San Francisco should focus on cleaning up their streets, which are quite literally filled with homeless, druggies, and poop, instead of getting rid of a mural of one of the men who gave us our country!