Recently we pointed out that Marxist activist and Southern University adjunct professor Malcolm Suber was leading a group called Take ‘Em Down NOLA against a statue of George Washington in New Orleans. This is part of the Leftist group’s campaign to get rid of public memorial and monuments to Confederate soldiers, priests and essentially any White historic leader in the city. The crusade is being depicted in the media as anti-Confederate but actually it is much broader than that and coincides with Suber’s far-Left, anti-White politics.
This brings to mind another Black communist group’s activism against a statue of President George Washington. Every year when the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) holds its big rally in Columbia, South Carolina and calls for Black power and the eradication of all symbols of Southern heritage they place a black box over the statue of President George Washington that stands on the capital steps. Check out this Fox News story from 2011 and understand this is not a new push against Washington and the US founding fathers:
The NAACP’s South Carolina office chose to cover a statue of George Washington during its annual rally honoring Martin Luther King Jr., drawing complaints from conservatives that the group was offending the legacy of the nation’s Founding Father.
The state chapter of the civil rights group claims it meant no disrespect and only covered up the statue to provide a more suitable backdrop for speakers at Monday’s event. Pictures taken at the event show the statue was completely covered on three sides by a wooden, box-like structure.
Of course, if the Black group only wanted a dark background for speakers they wouldn’t need a three sided box to cover up Washington. Clearly, they juat can’t stand to look upon the statue of the Southern planter, war hero and president.