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G.W.: Traumatizer
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GEORGE WASHINGTON MURAL TRAUMATIZES STUDENTS
Nonwhite children at George Washington High School in San Francisco were horrified to encounter a 1936 mural that depicts, as fate would have it, George Washington, who just so happens to be the school’s namesake, as we’ve already mentioned. In one image, Washington appears to be walking past some dead Injuns. In another, he stands near some slaves who are, as luck would have it, performing slave labor.

Some half-assed and totally unnecessary panel of witch hunters who call themselves the “Reflection and Action Group” have determined that the mural “traumatizes students and community members” and have urged that it be wiped out—just like the white man tried to do with the Injuns and blacks, although as we all know, he failed miserably, or we wouldn’t even be having this discussion. According to the group’s conclusion:
Quote: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. This mural doesn’t represent SFUSD [San Francisco Unified School District] values of social justice, diversity, united, student-centered.
It’s miraculous, but these types have a way of almost making slavery and oppression sound fun by comparison.
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