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George Washington High School Considers Removing George Washington Murals Because Students Are Traumatized

A high school in San Francisco may remove two 83-year old murals of  George Washington and other founding fathers arguing the artwork “traumatizes students and community members.”

After standing in the hallways of the Northern California’s George Washington High School for over eight decades, the murals — painted by Russian-American communist artist Victor Arnautoff — depicting American history are no longer progressive enough. Officials argue they are offensive to Native Americans and blacks.

Arnautoff’s work was debated between December 2018 and February 2019 by a “‘Reflection Action Working Group’ that was comprised of members of the local Native American community, students, school representatives, district representatives, local artists and historians,” Laura Dudnick, a spokesman for the […]

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