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.

  • Opaobie

    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.

  • NickDeringer

    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??