At the Columbus, South Carolina NAACP-sponsored MLK Day, the bronze statue of George Washington was covered by a black box. Wouldn’t want ol’ George, that wealthy-landowning-federalist-White-guy staring out at the crowd.
BigFurHat assumes we will try to cloak all images of MLK on George Washington’s birthday, but, alas…we no longer celebrate George Washington’s birthday – we just celebrate presidents. Bob at The Camp of the Saints says he despairs that race relations will ever improve. We have to wait until Barack Obama leaves office to have an official day for a president’s birthday.
The event was held on the north side of the Statehouse. Who paid for the box, and the union members to put it in place and take it down? The same people who pay for the Washington birthday celebra
A commenter at I Own the World notes that the bronze statue of George Washington is the same color as MLK, so what’s the problem? Mrs. Belvedere notes that the NAACP sure likes George’s image on our currency,
In 2011, can anyone explain why George Washington would offend the good people of Columbus, South Carolina? Does anyone think MLK would approve of today’s arrogant NAACP? Can you imagine what would happen if “we” covered a statue of Martin Luther King or any Black or ethnic person, especially on a national holiday?
Thanks to Weazel Zippers for the second photo.