Is George Washington offensive?

Seems so in South Carolina:

Yesterday all across America, there were celebrations commemorating and celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One such commemoration occurred on the state house steps in Columbia South Carolina…

On a side note, something else occurred on the state house steps of South Carolina yesterday. Something that seems to have completely escaped the notice of the majority of media in America. It too was a part of the protest and it was a backdrop to the speakers present to deliver their speeches as part of the NAACP protest. But no one seems to have taken much notice of it and it seems to have been completely overlooked by most everyone in the media involved in covering the protest in South Carolina.

The information that I have received from someone who was there at the South Carolina King day celebration/protest, is that the statue of George Washington was covered up, “so as not to offend anyone” attending the King day celebration on the state house steps. I spent most of the afternoon and evening trying to locate media photographs of today’s events, having been previously informed of the incident in a facebook posting. “The State” newspaper in Columbia SC is the only media outlet that can presently be located on the internet, that even noted the covering of the statue or mentioned it, or published photographs of the incident for that matter. The bottom line, A statue of the father of this nation is boxed up and draped in black, so as not to offend people? At a celebration commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.? At a protest rally sponsored by the NAACP? And no one in national media notices or questions why? And no one in media (save one local newspaper) takes any notice or exception to it? Those are just some of the questions that came to my mind this afternoon.

Pics of the covered Mr. Washington and more at the link

This deserves wider play.  Much wider play.

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