Teachers should discuss
mural’s meaning in class
Re: “San Francisco school board votes to paint over ‘degrading’ mural of George Washington’s life” (Eastbaytimes.com, June 29):
A portrayal of American history, reflecting inhuman aspects of our culture in the 18th and 19th centuries, can be controversial to consider in our present age, but it certainly doesn’t harm the mind or body.
The mural educates and makes us think. The artwork makes us aware of controversy. We should not try to hide or destroy an educational source when it makes us uncomfortable.
The mural of Washington’s life on a high school wall should encourage the school’s teachers to address its meaning to their students within the context of today’s morals.
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Destroying the artwork is a disservice to the students and the school’s purpose.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Politics