Founder out of sight

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

The an­nual MLK ob­ser­vance at the state­house in Columbia, S.C. had an in­ter­est­ing twist this year.

The event is held on the north side steps of the state­house. Prom­i­nent at that lo­ca­tion is a large bronze statue of Ge­orge Washington. This year, the NAACP con­structed a “box” to con­ceal the fa­ther of our coun­try from view so that par­tic­i­pants would not be “offended” by his pres­ence.

I could hardly be­lieve my eyes when I saw a photo from the rally. Re­ally? Ge­orge Washington is the fa­ther of this na­tion. How is he of­fen­sive to any­one?

Can you imag­ine what would hap­pen if we cov­ered the statue of Dr. Martin L. King on Pres­i­dent’s Day?

Of course, this dis­play wasn’t cov­ered at all by the national me­dia, and the lo­cal pa­per in Columbia only ran a short piece on it.

Mil­i­tant, sin­gle­minded, and (most def­i­nitely) racist . . . is this what the NAACP is all about? Derel Schrock Colorado Springs, Colorado

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