NAACP Defiles George Washington Statue at State House for MLK Day (Updated)

George Washington was “boxed out” of the Martin Luther King Day celebration in Columbia, South Carolina yesterday.

Free North Carolina reported, via Sondrak:

The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia, South Carolina had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.

UPDATE: The local NAACP later released a statement stating “no offense was intended.”

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  • sifty

    Disgusting. Instead of welfare checks I think we should send plane tickets next month.

  • patman

    How to win friends and influence people…

    Dale Carnegie.

  • garrettc

    Illustrating very well the state of education.

  • JustSaying

    Why is God’s name would they do that…what is the matter with these people!

  • KB

    Why that is just downright un American! But then, so is most things the NAACP says and does.

  • They inadvertently did George Washington’s statue a service…the statue didn’t have to watch a mob of ingrates defile the memory of MLK, either.

  • Chisum

    Ignorance on display. Go NEA! Keep financing those teachers’ pensions. They’re doing such a great job! After all, it’s “for the children”, right?

  • West

    Well, that’s because Jorge Washington was a RACIST, you know. I learnd that in skool.

  • Gordon Morris

    This is absolutely disgusting. If those people don’t like the founding fathers and for what America stands for then they need to find another country to call home. The NAACP is starting to lose more and more sympathetic white Americans like myself from somewhat agreeing with their cause. I grew up really poor along side many black’s as my friends. So that made me sympathize with them to a certain point. This is just down right un-American and on the verge of anti-patriotic. Sad to lose the message of MLK’s birthday and meaning of his life by doing a dumb stunt like this.

  • wheezer

    That is kinda of like the klan holding a rally next to a statue of MLK and covering it with the confederate flag. Both organizations are extreme and way beyond the bounds of normalcy.

  • Do these people realize that George Washington was the first POTUS to sign anti-slavery legislation?

  • Ginger

    Because George Washington was not black! You see they are “racist”

  • TimothyJ

    Time and time again, great movements barely outlasted the death of their founder. From my own Christian perspective, take, for example Martin Luther. One generation after his death, Lutheranism had almost nothing in common with Martin Luther. John Wesley is another. Just look at the Methodist church today to note how different it is from it’s founding. If a movement isn’t prepared to outlast it’s founder, it drops down into mediocrity.

  • Lincolntf

    It’s hard for the intellectual retardation wrought by political correctness to shock me anymore, but give me a freakin’ break. I’m offended, but I’m also embarrassed for the idiots in the NAACP who think that by flamboyantly doctoring history they’ll achieve some sort of noble ends.

  • Mo

    What’s really bothersome is that it has come out that Washington was way ahead of his time in how he came around to regard blacks as capable of education and bettering themselves. Over his wife’s strenuous objections…in fact, he made his will in such a way that she would NOT be able to posthumously undo his wishes…he arranged that his slaves be freed upon his death. He came to a very different understanding than most whites of his social standing and location. He was not perfect, by modern standards, but DID change over time and modified his views against slavery.

    But these morons, these F***ing ignorant jackasses, have done nothing but show their contempt for this country, and nothing matters to them but to NOT modify their own racism and ignorance. Washington was trying to move forward, but these jerks will take us back, as they are intent, apparently, to where we are racially more divided than we’ve been for a long time.

  • olm

    This is offensive on every level.
    It also need widespread coverage.

  • Mad Hatter

    Isn’t this the same group that celebrates their made up Black National Anthem?

    They’re showing how dangerous they are, if they had their way, they wouldn’t rewrite history to fit their agenda, they would eliminate parts of history they don’t like. Proof is in the picture.

  • jomojava the infidel

    Civility on display.

  • Bobbi

    Will Governor Nikki Haley do anything?

  • bg


    and Obama denies Jesus..

    what else is new in the Modern Islamo Nazism realm??



  • Muffin

    NAACP? I didn’t know they were a radical group. They are comparable to the Black Panthers? They have an anti-American agenda? Consider me schooled.

  • The National Anti-American Alliance of Communist People dislike George Washington… big surprise.

  • LL

    It makes me feel sorry for the Americans who happen to be black and aren’t part of this charade. Sometimes people are lumped in with the NAACP and other racist organizations like that simply because of the color of their skin – rather than the lack of content of their character.

  • bg


    the “offended” no doubt..

    (multiple connecting links @ link..)


  • the NAACP was founded by white people. in the 1960’s at the height of the intergration and civil rights movements the NAACP removed white people from positions of leadership in the organization. the reason; white can’t be in postions of leadership over black people. this is an organization that fights racism. yeah and there was a little girl in kansas that was swept in a tornado and landed in oz.

  • AuntieMadder

    Opaobie, there ya’ go. It’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it?

  • OxyCon

    Just Great! “Let’s celebrate MLK by not listening to a word he said!”

    NAACP sucks. They should retract one “A” from their acronym…the one which stands for “Advancement”.

  • bg


    the NAACP are among those this brave man is warning US all about..


  • @#26 AuntieMadder, yes, and sadly these folks have none.

  • bg
  • BarbaraS


    They don’t appreciate the republicans fighting and dying in the civil war to free them or the republicans pushing civil rights legislation for them either. With them, it’s a case of what have you done for me lately. The dims give them goodies, therefore, they support the dims. You have to realize these people have their hands out, palm up, all the time.

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  • PamelaofthePoconos

    Way to eliminate the vitriol, NAACP. Nice going.

  • bg


    just a sample:

    Communist, Pro-Terrorist, Anti-Israel Groups
    Sponsor NAACP’s ‘One Nation’ Counter Rally

    dangit!! there’s been so many lnks re: NAACP commie connections, but
    can’t recall any of the specific posts they may have been posted.. uhg)


  • Rock

    NAACP, Obama’s Civilian Army funded by ACORN to put the white man under Obama’s foot.

  • bg


    kill off Christ..

    kill off the Constitution..

    kill off the Founding Fathers..

    what have “we the people” got left but the left??


  • Reno_Dave

    Is it possible that that box is designed to create a dark blue backdrop directly behind the lectern, instead of placing a blue curtain a few feet behind where the speaker would stand?

  • Reno_Dave

    Forgot to add, considering the placement of the lectern and the height of the statue, a video camera set to frame the top of the lectern and the speaker would probably only show the Washington statue from the waist down or possibly lower, and maybe out of focus.

  • bg


    “unless the white masses really understand, and the black masses really understand, there’s going to be the largest “bloodbath” in America” ~
    D Warden aka Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour aka BPP founder..


  • squeaky

    [In 1970, Wiley sent Rathke to Little Rock, Arkansas to begin organizing NWRO chapters in the South. By that time, Wiley — who was African American — was coming under attack by black militants who opposed his policy of placing whites such as Rathke in NWRO leadership positions.] even wade rathke connoisseur of all that is radical was given the gate……..his mentor was george alvin wiley.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    NWA = No Whites Allowed.

  • Missy8s

    The radical leftist hatred for America continues unabated…

  • @#36 and #37, NO, and what difference would it make how much of the statue showed? If they were concerned as you suggest, MOVE TO A DIFFERENT VENUE!

  • …sorry, I meant @#37 and #38….

  • Beef

    A majority of blacks now view George Washington, and all of the founding fathers, only as slaveholders. All public schools emphasize this in their limited teaching of American history as part of their campaign to delegitimize American society. Anything else these men did (like create our country) is meaningless. I am afraid that most Americans educated in the past 30 years have at least in part incorporated this view of Washington. It is only a matter of time before aggrieved groups start calling for removal of these national symbols. Look at how contentitous Columbus Day has already become.

    Control of the schools needs to be taken out of the propaganists’ hands.

  • Lenore

    Gotta ask it, why do people who hate America and her Constitution stay here? I say we offer $5,000.00 and plane tickets to people who would be willing to give up their US citizenship. They can go to a Muslim state were there has never been slavery and is none now. Believe that one? I have a bridge to sell you.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Hey at least they haven’t stooped to this level yet:

  • Taqiyyotomist

    ….but give it a year or so…

  • Reno_Dave

    #43 — Sure, they could have moved the venue, but then they wouldn’t have the Capital building in the background on wide shots.

    Regarding how much of the statue showed, what if the speaker’s head was level with Washington’s crotch?

    I’m just looking for alternative explanations, because I find it hard to believe the NAACP is so far over the edge that they would hide the statue for reasons other than creating a neutral background for the speaker.

  • Lenore

    Notice people never talk about the fact that Blacks sold the slave traders their fellow blacks? That is how my ancester became an American slave. If she was going to be a slave somewhere I am glad it was here otherwise I would not be here today. Read up my brothers and sisters the turth is not what your told.

  • wanumba

    #45 January 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    Beef commented:
    A majority of blacks now view George Washington, and all of the founding fathers, only as slaveholders. All public schools emphasize this in their limited teaching of American history as part of their campaign to delegitimize American society. Anything else these men did (like create our country) is meaningless.

    That’s exactly what happened – deliberate, methodical. Thru this people were mis-educated to instantly dismiss ANYTHING from the Founding Fathers as tainted, including the Constitution.

    If the Founding Fathers were as baaaad as the NOI and Leftist paint them to be, they would have codified slavery INTO the Constitution. After all, they had vested personal interests to do so, and they were the ones in total control of writing the thing, but they didn’t. They knew what they were doing, they left a legacy that eliminated slavery.

    Martin Luther King preached confession, repentence and forgiveness. NOI and the Left both teach accusation, separation, reparations, un-forgiving.

  • Militant Conservative

    Their just mad because George Washington was the last white guy
    with the sir name Washington.
    Powder is dry

  • bg


    Taq #47

    oh, they will soon enough.. 🙁


  • Hakeem

    Wasn’t it the Governor of Maine that told the NAACP to “kiss my butt” a couple of days ago? Time to double down. Just another garden variety subversive hate group, and mostly mooches in the bargain.

  • bg
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  • bg


    Hakeem #54

    yes, butt i wish people would perceive it “in context”..


  • JPeden

    In spite of it having been MLK day, it looks like the NAACP won’t ever stop judging themselves as still Slaves “by the color of their skin”, instead of going with an evaluation based upon “the content of their character”, apparently because the latter standard would make their assessment much worse, and nowhere near as lucrative!

  • Never enough

    A nation of liberals approve of such disrespect of our first president.

    This is what happens when you give food, shelter, and health care to people who are to lazy to earn it themselves.

    Entitlement mentality sickens me.

  • T-Tampa

    Whoa! Before we simply accept the writer’s premise that it was to keep someone from being “offended” let’s check some facts. Not saying that it wasn’t but I’d like to know how the writer arrived at that conclusion – based on an NAACP organizer’s direct comment or did the writer simply deduce that was the case. The NAACP certainly has done some very dubious things in the past – so it wouldn’t surprise me – BUT! I won’t leap to that conclusion – even based on past performance. I want to know for certain/for a fact or if it was the writer’s “opinion” that that was the rationale for concealing our great Nation’s first President. Either way, it does a disservice to the people in attendance – our Nation is the best deal going – our history is one of great achievements for all – to deny that is less-than-intelligent.

  • ClaudiaR

    As Lincoln recommended, put them on ships and send to Haiti. They can help rebuild.

  • VeryConcerned

    “This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.”

    These racists are offended by real men who are real leaders so no big surprise there. The only thing news worthy from these pathetic people would have been if they embraced Washington.

    They cover the Washington statue in Washington DC attended by many people with the last name Washington. Racists and bigots the lot of them!

  • @#49, yeah, you’re probably right, just like Obama asked Georgetown University to cover Christian Symbols during his speech from Gaston Hall in April 2009…wouldn’t want to distract from “The Won” by images of “The One“….

  • eaglewingz08

    The box was so George W. wouldn’t be polluted by the participants’ insanity.
    So let’s get this straight Bill Maher says the other day that the Founders would be offended by tea partiers (I won’t use his libelous epithet) and tea partiers would be aghast at our founding fathers, yet two days later liberals who are the crux of Bill’s audience are offended at the founding father of our country enough to put him in a box (coffin?). How ironic.

  • …this is the Left’s version of “The New Civility”….hard to have an argument when everyone present is of the same viewpoint…No dissent allowed.

  • enoughoftheracistleft

    the KKKommunists are hardcore liars & racists…

    they aren’t interested in the truth or fairness at all

    the more people buy into the radical left’s lies, the more leftist hate and misery will spread

    it will destroy the entire human race

  • decentAmerican

    If they are disgusted by Washington, does that mean they will boycott the use of Dollar Bills????

    BTW, NAALCP, in case you’re reading, and I know you are, a gentle reminder:

    — Founded KKK….. Democrats
    — Native Americans on reservations….Democrats
    — Japanese Americans in internment camps…..Democrats
    — Voted against civil rights…..mostly Democrats, including Al Gore Sr and Robert Byrd
    — Jim Crow laws, that treated blacks as second tier citizens…..Democrats

    And yet, you still want to closely align yourselves with the Democrats….why, because you were TOLD to do so? Are you capable of independent thought, or do you like being a pawn?

    Sorry, Dems, you CAN’T change your history just because you don’t like it. You will forever be known as the KKK-founding Democrat party.

  • Chisum

    Update: The South Carolina NAACP has responded to a request for comment and said the only reason the statue of Washington was covered up was for aesthetic purposes. “We had created a backdrop behind the speakers,” the group spokesman told The Blaze late Tuesday afternoon.

    According to the group, the statue of Washington has been covered each year for the annual rally. The spokesman said he was “at a loss for words” as to why covering President Washington would offend anyone, claiming it was “non-sensical” for people to believe it may have been politically motivated.

  • Admiral Lickover

    Someone turned on the light and these Marxist cockroaches are out in the open. Where’s my cowboy boots ?

  • dallasdan

    Maybe becoming a racist is a worthwhile idea.

  • Sidney Allen Johnson

    Martin Luther King day should be rescinded.

  • Chisum

    Admiral Lickover,

    LMAO over your NAME.

  • Stephen E. Morgan

    I believe that for the 2012 MLK day the great people of South Carolina should do the George Washington Statue up in Blackface….

  • bg


    T-Tampa #60

    via GP link..

    [From: C.M. Sullivan
    Subject: Geo. Washington banned from NAACP rally

    Date: Monday, January 17, 2011, 2:17 PM

    The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.

    Via Billy]

    So as not to offend?

    [The information that I have received from someone who was there at the South Carolina King day celebration/protest, is that the statue of George Washington was covered up, “so as not to offend anyone” attending the King day celebration on the state house steps. I spent most of the afternoon and evening trying to locate media photographs of today’s events, having been previously informed of the incident in a facebook posting. “The State” newspaper in Columbia SC is the only media outlet that can presently be located on the internet, that even noted the covering of the statue or mentioned it, or published photographs of the incident for that matter. The bottom line, A statue of the father of this nation is boxed up and draped in black, so as not to offend people? At a celebration commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.? At a protest rally sponsored by the NAACP? And no one in national media notices or questions why? And no one in media (save one local newspaper) takes any notice or exception to it? Those are just some of the questions that came to my mind this afternoon. I wonder if anyone else found today’s actions by the NAACP questionable. I certainly hope so. The information and photos have been forwarded to several national and regional media outlets. I guess we will see what if any notice is taken after the fact.]

    Rally draws 1,200 to State House

    more links here..

    re: [I want to know for certain/for a fact or if it was the writer’s “opinion” that that was the rationale for concealing our great Nation’s first President.]

    oh com’on now, go to heck with your uppity self & take a wild guess as
    to what the “rationale” was for them to black out GW, and not others..


  • Ghost

    -who said this?

    “But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

    We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.”

    yup, you guessed it! you get The Prize- now get to the back and shutup

  • donabernathy

    No Crackaz please!


  • Marsh

    The NAACP are racists who hate White people.

  • aprilnovember811

    I am so sad for this country. So sad. This is just so beyond classless and bad taste. When can we split up the country so we can move away from these people. I just can’t take living in the same place as these leftists. They are dragging us down with them. I want to live in a good America. I don’t want to be dragged down with them anymore. Please someone secede from the union so we can close our borders to these communist bullies. We shouldn’t be forced to go along with their disgusting displays and destruction.

  • bg
  • Johnny rebel

    Those people!!! Whatch you be talkin bout Willis!

  • CV1

    “Colored people”?

    What do they mean by that. Aren’t we all a particular color? Wouldn’t that make us all “colored people”?

  • Charlie

    Dr. King is rolling over in his grave…enough said on this subject.

  • Militant Conservative

    Dear leftist readers, this is the America your leader wants not a civil society but a raving mad one. To facilitate his “change” get it? This is socialist revolution in progress.
    Powder is dry

  • Joanne

    Can you imagine blacks being the majority in America? It would be payback time, not let’s all get along time, and many believe it is payback time now because Obama, a half black dude, is in Office.

  • truth teller

    I used to have a semi-liberal mindset when I was a clueless kid. However, witnessing the rampant hatred of whites on display during the OJ trial, the media’s love of denigrating whites on nearly every television show, and the idiotic anti-white racism on display regarding Obama has bled every molecule of “bleeding heart” liberalism from me.

  • Ed

    You know what the NAACP stands for don’t you?


  • Ed

    A race war is brewing my friends. It’s all in the plans by Obama, the left, progressives and all the nut cases that believe the world loves America. This administration is out to bankrupt this country and if we as Americans aren’t ready, may God help you.

  • @#86 15 yards; Unsportsmanlike Conduct….new “Obama Civility Rules”(…plus not acceptable here at GP. Media Matters and other bottom feeders will use it against Jim Hoft.) 🙂

  • The Elector of Saxony

    “the NAACP was founded by white people.”

    Yeah, Anti-American White Socialists. (after the Russian Revolution you could have called them Communists) They were, are, and always will be an arm of International Socialism, nothing more.

    You want to shroud George Washington? That Virginia Planter, that English Gentleman of the New World, that man of the Enlightenment who helped birth a Nation that would for the first time in history be ruled by its citizens was a greater man than any NAACP member who has ever lived and was greater than all NAACP members who have ever lived stacked together. Darkness and Void must despise the Light and Fullness. That’s why they have to hide from Washington. They are just as Nothing as he is Something.

  • Ipso Facto

    Discrimination was bad, but we fought a civil war to abolish slavery and we later all rose up and suppoorted laws to make it illegal. We then developed affirmative action programs to make up for it and we devised numerous social welfare programs to take care of those that suffered descrimination.

    Now it seems theNAACP is doing everything in its power to bring descrimination about in America once again. And they are succeeding.

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  • nhale

    Hey idiots,

    Did it ever occur to you that, as a slave owner a buyer, maybe Washington (for all his good points) isn’t the guy you want to be looking at when honoring a civil rights leader?

  • GrayRider

    WTF? Are you kidding me?

  • Militant Conservative

    #92 January 19, 2011 at 7:07 am
    nhale commented:

    You obviously were a public school dropout.
    Washington wanted slavery to not be in this country at the time of our founding but the south refused to join the union unless this concession was made. He also set free all of his slaves upon his death.

    Also, washington was a freemason. We beleive in the spread of truth and “light”. powder is dry

  • Mike

    Here in St. Paul, Minnesota, the NAACP chapter president says they need more “diversity” – yup, gotta get back to their “roots” (When formed in 1909, the first meeting consisted of 7 blacks and 53 whites – well, white “liberals” according to the history books). I imagine there will be a line-up of white folks lining up to join – a great “note” on any resume. Yes indeed, we here in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis was just named the “Gayest city in America”) are just bustin’ our buttons with pride.

  • sickofitall

    Typical racist NAACP morons! Like the uneducated idiot in Charlotte calling for a protest and boycott on Charlotte because of the school holding classes Monday (IT WAS A MAKE UP DAY THAT HAS BEEN ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR OVER A FREAKIN’ YEAR!!). Then went so far as to call Charlotte a racist city….Funny, I thought the mayor AND the police chief are BLACK?!?!?!?!?!?!!? And what about the 6-7 city council members??? BLACK! Just goes to show when you put racist people who are as dumb as dirt in the spotlight their ignorance and stupidity really shines through.
    As for the article above and the imbeciles who covered up the founding father of this great country, all of us legitimate educated people (black and white) thank you for doing that because George would not have wanted to be a part of an assembly of such degenerates as seen in the photo.
    And of course I will end on this note, I know some of you “African” Americans will reply to this so I will say Yes I’m WHITE, no I’m not racist nor have I owned any slaves. And I do not intend to. My Father and Grandfather before me did NOT own any slaves. Therefore I owe you nothing! No aplologies, no monetary settlement and certainly no right to have a united negro college fund or BET without the whites doing the same. When you do it it’s equal rights and liberties. When a white man does it, it’s racist.

  • Indy

    They box up George Washington, but leave the Confederate Stars and Bars battle flag flying behind them–you can barely see the red, white and blue flag, but it is hanging limp on its black flag pole in the background, in front of the granite memorial, to the right of the far-right, yellow traffic light. When the governor removed it from the top of the state house years ago, that’s where they put it. They should have chosen a different venue.

  • Militant Conservative

    Indy, good spot.


    I fly the confederate battleflag at home.
    Circle of stars in a field of blue red and ehite stripes.
    This flag flew above Texas too.

  • Stoshio

    Is anyone surprised? The NAACP is just another special-interest group that wants to remake the US into a “utopia” where everything is just perfect for black people; all other races be damned.

  • Scott F. Slater

    …Anything to continue the ‘I’m a victim of the white man.’ Imagine if the bronze bust was that of Obama and it was covered by the Scottish Bag Pipe Society

  • Joe Voter

    For a man who repeatedly,repeatedly, denies the supreme diety of Christ, hiding a statue of George Washington is no surprise, no surprise at all.

    The radical left continues to bow to Islam, who would, if ever empowered by Sharia Law,exterminate the special rights groups the lying Democrats claim to protect.
    How those same special rights groups fail to see this glaring fact is a prime example of modern day political blindness. Their own party truly considers them to be expendable in the worldwide Democratic clamoring for empowering Islam.

  • Diogenes

    In all fairness, perhaps the NAALCP did this, so as not to offend George Washington.

  • me

    how could the NAACP think that this wouldn’t be disrespectful??? so ignorant…

  • bruce

    lame stream media and white liberals
    will just pretend this

  • submachine

    Your welfare dollars at work.