Skip to comments.Artwork with Confederate flag removed in Ga.
Posted on 02/04/2011 12:51:54 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
OAKWOOD, Ga. (AP) -- A college president in Georgia says she ordered an instructor's painting that featured a Confederate flag removed from a faculty art exhibit.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports the flag was superimposed on images including a hanged black man and a hooded Ku Klux Klansman.
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Why did she do that? Because those things never happened? Because they reflect poorly on Democrats?/sarcasm
Stupid artist, if they had used the stars and stripes instead, the entire leftist media machine and the White House itself would be rushing to defend their “expression”. Now they’ll only get support from Al Sharpton and the Clairmont Institute.
Yep...history itself must not even be looked according to the idiotic emotional progressive liberal scum in the country. No, we can’t see the reality as we MUST make symbols of our history a stick to beat people we disagree with. /sarcasm
need to remove the college president!
Her job is to RAISE MONEY, not deal with controversial subject matter ~ so, out goes the Confederacy ~ even if somebody is saying something bad about it.
Or just bringing it up.
Her hair even looks blue!
Should have painted a picture of Jesus, the Pope, and Billy Graham barfing up Budweiser in an alley.
Might have got an NEA grant that way.
It’s a bit hard to follow, but it appears that the artist (Bermudez) used the flag in the painting to denigrate the Confederate battle flag by associating it with lynchings. The president was reacting to a major who objected to the flag being maligned.
“Its a bit hard to follow, but it appears that the artist (Bermudez) used the flag in the painting to denigrate the Confederate battle flag by associating it with lynchings. The president was reacting to a major who objected to the flag being maligned.”
A gold star for actually reading and comprehending the article before posting!
... and I was born in Jersey
I really thought she was just caving to political correctness, these days ANY mention of the Confederate flag or any depictions of Klan atrocities is considered politically incorrect....and you know what that leads to, in academia!
(And by the way, nobody better mention that the Klan were Democrats!;)
Check out photos of the Klan march in Washington D.C. in the 1920s. Not a battle flag to be seen. Just tons of American flags.
Reading books is a good thing. But what do you mean by "originally"? What you are referring to was the second Klan founded early in the 20th century.
The "original" Klan was founded after the Civil War. Photographs of that "original" Klan are scarce, but since the early members were largely former Confederates, it's unlikely that they felt much affection for the Stars and Stripes, and certainly possible that they made use of Confederate flags.