Friday, September 9, 2011

What if the KKK had done something like this?

In Columbia, South Carolina in January 2011, a statue of George Washington was encased and hidden by the NAACP.

This occurred during a celebration of Martin Luther King Day so that the participants would not be offended.

The story was forwarded to me in an email that once again raises the same old question of double standards.

"FW: Father of Our Country Boxed Away

The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC 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 His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence." (Source)

What do you suppose the national uproar would have been if some group encased a statue of Martin Luther King during a celebration of George Washington's birthday?

The uproar would have been, and should have been, large and loud for a wrong and racially charged action.

In such an event the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson would have been inciting in front of the television cameras before the last board was nailed.

Why then was this story involving the father of our country given very little media attention?

Why indeed!

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