Founder out of sight
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