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..
I just don’t know what to say
Freerepublic when down late last night and just came back on not to long ago. Don’t know what happened.
It just happens to come out as so-called “leaders” of the “black community” have openly denigrated the tea party as racist bigots equivalent to the KKK.
Gosh, what a coincidence.
We went to Hawaii on the late sixties...retired Americans and Jaqpanese...Totally tourist!!
This prezidoodle does everything he can to divide this country. I am concerned he may directly or indirectly (through his ineligibility) promote a race war. And then he can declare martial law.
I just mistrust this administration.
I wonder how or if Norman Rockwell would have depicted flash mobs?
Funny, no mention that the KKK was created by the DNC, and no mention that the Senators who blocked the schools from integreation were all Democrats.
Amazing that the fact that the Republicans were the one’s who instituted integration - and giving a help-up to the Black community are now the one’s who are blamed for every ill they have.
Dress rehearsal. Next time it goes down we’ll all be getting that 2:00am knock on the door.
"The Problem We All Live With" by Norman Rockwell ... one of my favorite artists.
I don’t think they knock any more, do they?
As part of his low-key approach to racial issues, he hasn't demanded that the Washington Monument be replaced with a monument to Malcolm X, or that the Jefferson Memorial be rededicated to Sally Hemings.
We are going to have to clean that Defiled place out,After the election Maybe a firehouse would be needed as well in the living quarters.
the interview with the white house insider said they are desperate and will use white guilt to the extreme in the upcoming election.
I had seen that painting before, but never knew that it was about one specific case of desegregation or that the child being depicted was one specific individual.
I thought the portrait of him was entitled “The Problem We All Live With”
Is O’Dumbass completely unaware that it was _Democrats_ who spewed that hatred?
Oh, the irony.
Maybe he’s subconsciously longing for the “good old days”.
I was raised in California in the 1930s, and my father was recalled to the US Navy (in the winds-of-war days of April 1941) to serve on a destroyer heading for the Atlantic; he was gone from us - via the Panama canal. So my mother packed up the family and we drove to the destroyer’s home port of Norfolk, Virginia.
That’s where I was introduced, on the ferry from Newport News to Norfolk, to racially segrated drinking fountains, (and rest rooms) for whites and blacks; and shortly later, introduced to fully segrated schools, living areas, movie balconys for blacks, back of the bus for blacks, etc.
It was one hell of a disgusting shock to me. I was eight years old.
“Americas vilest racial epithet appears in letters several inches high at the top of the canvas.”
And blasting out of every rap CD known to mankind.
The KKK were the paramilitary wing of the Democrat party, with a brief to hunt down uppity republicans and blacks.
Why a Democrat President would want to remind everyone about this disgusting period in his own party’s history is beyond me.
I dnt care what kind of racist picture he puts in the White House, Sarah or Rick will remove it when they get there./
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Oh yes, and that will definitely ‘prove’ WE are all racists.
Everything this bunch does is calculated to undermine and ‘embarrass’ us.
In one respect, they are ‘geniuses’, plotting and pulling off all these schemes..
Of course, I must be paranoid to think this way.
See- it works.... s/s
“denigrated the tea party as racist bigots equivalent to the KKK”
That’s statisically impossible as there aren’t that many Dems in the TEA party.
I’m hoping, not very realistically probably, that most people have gotten over their “white guilt” when they elected this guy to “buy” racial absolution.
They got ripped off, obviously.
No...his just has a little plaque at the bottom that says “Dorian Gray”.
I no longer care about the word racist, or the accusation or the tone.
America has seen real racism at it’s worst with this adminstration.
I think most of us have a bellyfull of these accusations from the real racists.
Obama, Holder, Jarrett, Black flash mobs beating whitey, the Knock out games
The problem is the Obamas are trapped by and controlled by the past. They have no vision of the future.
........................I thought Obama was supposed to be the post-racial president........................
Yeah, that’s why the Zero’s dined with the Duval Patricks, the Jarratts and the Vernons on Martha’s Vineyard, because he and Mooch want to surround themselves with blacks.
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