Public can judge the paintings
How sad, shortsighted and downright foolish that the 1930s murals in the B.C. legislature building are to be permanently covered up in the name of political correctness.
If we are going to ban or hide all art and literature that could offend somebody, then the world will become a very dull place indeed. Shakespeare will be out for a start; his plays are full of themes and language that might be considered inappropriate today. And countless thousands of paintings and sculptures in public places won’t stand the harsh scrutiny of political correctness.
Does the provincial government really think that its citizens, native and non-native, are incapable of seeing beyond stereotypes of the past and have to be protected or mollified in some way? I find that grossly insulting. Terry J. Waller Victoria