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originally posted by: odzeandennz
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: network dude
Do they realize that the school is named George Washington?
Maybe they should replace his mural with one of the people that sold their ancestors in the first place.
Who's they and can you show where or who sold 'they'
Some reason made you slice directly to AA and bypass natives whom feel offended
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: CriticalStinker
Maybe not traumatized...
But they should be, dammit!!!
How dare they not be, George was evil. I mean, orange man bad, therefore all Presidents are. Is that Progressive think??
originally posted by: PokeyJoe
a reply to: dawnstar
You’re not serious with this question are you? The reason we are all concerned about this is not because of the mural. This incident is a microcosm if today’s PC culture run amok. First a mural of GW....then, what’s next?
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: DBCowboy
I'd like them to replace all the statues with ones of you, there'd be no way to tear them down due to the immense size if they were to scale.
A letter from George Washington recently acquired by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin describes the killing of three Mingo Indians by white settlers as “villainy” and “mischief.” The letter “sheds light on Washington’s views on Indian relations” said Don Carleton, the Briscoe Center’s executive director. The letter, which was written to John Armstrong on August 24, 1769 before the Revolutionary War, describes the killing of the three Indians on the south bank of the Potomac River as murder, “for it deserves no other name.” Washington also demands “justice” in the letter. “Washington’s indignation over the unprovoked killing of the Indians is clearly genuine,” notes Carleton in a university release. “He also evidences concern over ‘the evils that otherwise must follow’ if similar incidents were to go unchecked.
Despite having been an active slave holder for 56 years, George Washington struggled with the institution of slavery and spoke frequently of his desire to end the practice. At the end of his life Washington made the bold step to free all his slaves in his 1799 will - the only slave-holding Founding Father to do so.
After the war, Washington often privately expressed a dislike of the institution of slavery. In 1786, he wrote to a friend that "I never mean ... to possess another slave by purchase; it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted, by which slavery in this Country may be abolished by slow, sure and imperceptible degrees." To another friend he wrote that "there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see some plan adopted for the abolition" of slavery.