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Abolitionist Mural at Vermont Law School Deemed Racist

Abolitionist Mural at Vermont Law School Deemed Racist

“Apparently, the real problem is that the mural shows whites helping blacks.”

This is just more evidence that the leftists who are on this crusade to destroy monuments, lack even a basic understanding of American history.

The Joanne Jacobs blog reports:

Abolitionist mural called ‘racist’

Vermont Law School will paint over a mural depicting abolitionists helping blacks escape slavery because several students and alumni complained, reports the Valley News.

“The depictions of the African-Americans on the mural are offensive to many in our community and, upon reflection and consultation, we have determined that the mural is not consistent with our School’s commitment to fairness, inclusion, diversity, and social justice,” said Dean Thomas McHenry in the email.

The colorful mural entitled “The Underground Railroad, Vermont and the Fugitive Slave” depicts Africans being forced into slavery and sold at auction, images of John Brown, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a blond Vermont woman trying to block the view of a bounty hunter looking for fugitives trying to escape slavery on the Underground Railroad.

In an email, Jameson Davis and April Urbanowski complained that the features of the African Americans were exaggerated and wrote that “white colonizers who are responsible for the horrors of slavery should not also be depicted as saviors in the same light.”

Apparently, the real problem is that the mural shows whites helping blacks.

Vermont was fiercely abolitionist, noted the Christian Science Monitor in a story about the mural in 1993. Royalton, where the private law school is located, was a stop on the Underground Railroad that helped escapees get to Canada.


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johnnycab23513 | July 15, 2020 at 11:23 am

This only confirms the ignorance of some students and faculty members!

Why is the administration caving into this?

Abolitionists are responsible for slavery because people who coincidentally happen to share skin pigmentation with them held slaves?

“white colonizers who are responsible for the horrors of slavery should not also be depicted as saviors in the same light.”

I’m not sure I’m getting the logic here. Because some white people engaged in egregious behavior, different white people who risked their lives and freedom combating that egregious behavior should be held responsible for the egregious behavior they fought against?

So…should blacks pay reparations to each other because of all the black warlords and tribal leaders in Africa that sold other blacks to the slave traders?

I guess that sort of fits the narrative: all police are bad because a few are abusive and/or prejudiced; all whites are bad because a few owned slaves. It follows, therefore, that all blacks must be bad because a few commit violent crimes.

Logical fallacies are apparently the new logic.

    kyrrat in reply to Sailorcurt. | July 15, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Ooh Ooh! I know the answer to this one! (holds up hand) Individualism (i.e. individual responsibility) is ‘white supremacy’. Collectivism (i.e. everyone is um, the Borg or something based on their skin pigmentation or something) is the law. So … no one who has the same skin pigmentation as someone who committed a ‘wrong’ can be held as not responsible for the ‘sins’ of the race attributed to them by the Collective. 🙂 Didn’t say I agreed with it. It’s absolute bull but I know what their ‘reasoning’ (and I use that term ‘very loosely’ when applied in this situation.) is.

    Geologist in reply to Sailorcurt. | July 15, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Sailor Curt, you are not allowed to point out that the people capturing African blacks and selling them into slavery were themselves black. All blacks were and are holy and without sin. You will be executed for your suggestion that blacks could possibly have been slavers. Africa was a paradise of love and harmony.

The only race Vermont has less of, than blacks, is native Americans

Dantzig93101 | July 15, 2020 at 9:02 pm

Emotions understandably run hot on this issue. “Slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country,” as Robert E. Lee wrote in an 1856 letter to his wife.

So perhaps we should stick to facts. A few questions:

* Who freed African-American slaves?
* Who passed the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments?
* Who integrated the military and the schools?
* Who passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
* Who initiated “affirmative action”?
* Who tries endlessly to “close the achievement gap”?
* Who bends over backwards to avoid racist behavior?
* Who gets the blame (and the bill) for anything that goes wrong?

Surprisingly, all those questions have the same answer. Guess what it is.