Skip to comments.Art sends rare W.H. message on race
Posted on 08/25/2011 5:00:54 PM PDT by YankeeReb
President Barack Obama has taken a decidedly low-key approach to racial issues since he became Americas first black president two years ago. But in a hallway outside the Oval Office, he has placed a head-turning painting depicting one of the ugliest racial episodes in U.S. history.
Norman Rockwells The Problem We All Live With, installed in the White House last month, shows U.S. marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old African-American girl, into a New Orleans elementary school in 1960 as court-ordered integration met with an angry and defiant response from the white community.
The thrust of the painting is not subtle. Americas vilest racial epithet appears in letters several inches high at the top of the canvas. To the left side, the letters KKK are plainly visible. The crowds, mostly women who gathered daily to taunt Bridges as she went to a largely empty school, are not shown in the picture. But the racist graffiti and a splattered tomato convey the hostile atmosphere.
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I thought Obama was supposed to be the post-racial president.
Hey Barry, Sgt. James Crowley says hello.
Sure you are. Put it into context.
Where does Yahoo come up with this crap?
“President Barack Obama has taken a decidedly low-key approach to racial issues since he became Americas first black president two years ago”.
Are they on another planet? Is yahoo on another freaking planet.
The man has turned Black Panthers loose, He just started a new agency of Diversity, He called the cops stupid for arresting a black college professor.
Is Yahoo on the same planet I am on. or are they just so stuck to Obama’s buttocks that they are blind?
Couldn't make it past that drivel..
The Obama’s are obsessed with skin color & race! They can’t seem to leave it alone.
It’s a statement for the One’s under siege mentality. The months up to the election will be bad.
“President Barack Obama has taken a decidedly low-key approach to racial issues since he became Americas first black president two years ago”
I love that picture.
Unfortunately, the modern attitude is don’t study,
it’s “acting white”.
It’s ALL about race for you Peas of Sh!t!
I dn’t care what kind of racist picture he puts in the White House, Sarah or Rick will remove it when they get there./ This is just more evidence of Obama’s racism as if we needed it.
Rare, my ass.
Typical [insert your hue of choice here] people.
Is anyone else having trouble getting to the freep today? I can’t see anything posted after 7 pm last night.
I’m confused by the word, “rare” in the headline.
I had trouble and just now got here.
Server was down.
That is, word for word, exactly what I thought when I saw the headline.
Glad it was freerepublic and not my computer. Came up right away today..