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U. of Rhode Island to Remove WWII Murals
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Posted By: earlybird, 9/9/2020 3:51:21 PM

The University of Rhode Island recently announced plans to remove two murals depicting the events of World War II due to their lack of diversity. The decision was prompted after students complained that the mural was not compatible with the university’s values of inclusivity. According to the school’s Vice President of Student Affairs, “Some of our students have even shared with us they didn’t feel comfortable sitting in that space.”

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Students now know that if they just ask, snap their little fingers, voila!, it will be done/given to them/forgiven of them. The inmates are running the asylums...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 9/9/2020 3:52:35 PM (No. 535879)
About the murals: According to a local news report, the University of Rhode Island plans to remove two 70-year-old murals that depict World War II over concerns that they do not feature enough diversity. The murals were painted to pay respect to the memories of those that lost their lives in World War II. The murals feature various scenes including veterans returning to the United States and a University of Rhode Island class reunion.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 9/9/2020 3:58:22 PM (No. 535886)
No one there was ever at any time taught American history? P.C garbage run amok. They are reflecting the new Hollywood diversity rules.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 9/9/2020 4:00:06 PM (No. 535889)
More here, along with a sample of the murals, which are great. Note who raised the money for the Memorial Student Union in which the murals were painted... https://cbs12.com/news/nation-world/nearly-70-year-old-murals-taken-down-at-university-of-rhode-island-for-lack-of-diversity A mural painted nearly 70 years ago at the University of Rhode Island is set to be taken down after staff said students complained about a lack of diversity in the picture. 1954 was the dedication of “The Memorial Union” at the University of Rhode Island. When veterans returned from World War II and enrolled at URI, they and other community members raised money in memory of those who lost their lives in the war. Money raised was for a modern student union, which gave it the name, “Memorial Union.” Arthur “Art” Sherman was a decorated returning veteran and member of the class of 1950, a predominately all-white class.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Namma 9/9/2020 4:05:08 PM (No. 535893)
How about the grown ups at the university say NO. The mural is a price of art painted by a former student, who had other students make suggestions for the painting. I am so sick of the diversity crap. The poor little students couldn’t even sit by the mural because of its lack of diversity. How about looking at the mural and remembering all the men and women who have their limbs and some their lives so they could complain. And try to make sure another world war never happens again. Pretty sure that would be too hard for those students. Hit the books buttercups!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 9/9/2020 4:06:54 PM (No. 535894)
The administrator Kathy Collins, who succumbed to “uncomfortable” students, can be found here: https://web.uri.edu/student-affairs/meet/kathy-m-collins-ph-d/
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Reply 6 - Posted by: StrikingViking 9/9/2020 4:10:22 PM (No. 535895)
“Some of our students have even shared with us they didn’t feel comfortable sitting in that space.” Solution: Learn something about America's role in WWII so that you will feel proud sitting in that space. Or, examine your accomplishments in life that allow you to feel comfortable in the presence of world-class heros. Or, don't sit in that space. There are any number of solutions that do not entail trashing our country's history. Or are today's universities the enemy of our country?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HPmatt 9/9/2020 4:15:36 PM (No. 535899)
I guess the plantation state is taking care of the pressing business at hand. Rhode Island citizens have got to hold their heads up high today going forward. Can honestly say I have never met anyone from RI, but I will be able to pick them out in a crowd now....
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951 9/9/2020 4:18:31 PM (No. 535901)
OMG, what a bunch of whinny asshat sissie babies. Thank God they were not around 70 years ago or we would all be speaking a mixture of German and Japanese.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Newtsche 9/9/2020 4:19:48 PM (No. 535902)
Say it ain't so, the Tuskeegee airmen won that war. How about a Port Chicago mural?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Catherine 9/9/2020 4:23:15 PM (No. 535904)
My dad died with shrapnel still in his body. These snot nosed little kids need to walk through veterans graveyards. These men died for their country. They saved Europe. My dad said when they got to England, those people had nothing left. They lined the roads cheering the American soldiers who had come to help them. A large dose of reality is what those scaredy-cat kids need and we must put American history, the real version, back in our schools.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: raspberry 9/9/2020 4:28:31 PM (No. 535910)
Let me think this out. It is a painting and the artist is still alive. Right? Have him paint over the white faces and make them brown, yellow, red and black. Will that work? How stupid these students are and the University administrators. Will this ever end?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jethro bo 9/9/2020 4:31:03 PM (No. 535912)
Thank goodness the David, The Madona and Child, The Mona Lisa, Pieta, Moses, Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgement, Last Supper, and countless other 'lack of diversity' works or art are not in the US. How quickly would our Taliban youth in their infinite wisdom destroy them?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ribicon 9/9/2020 4:31:42 PM (No. 535913)
Unless and until Rhode Island hands itself over to the freedmen as a first step toward reconciliation, this gesture rings hollow indeed. Brown University is named after big-time slave traders; deafening silence. And, "In the years after the Revolution, Rhode Island merchants controlled between 60 and 90 percent of the American trade in African slaves." http://slavenorth.com/rhodeisland.htm
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Heraclitus 9/9/2020 4:33:09 PM (No. 535916)
Put up a mural of the Tuskegee Airmen. But make sure you put some other races in the mural (whether or not they went to the University). Honestly, this is nauseating. During the '08 campaign, Michelle O said to a small audience that "Barack knows that we're gonna have to make sacrifices, we're gonna have to change our conversation;... change our traditions, our history, we're gonna have to move to a different place..." She said it once, then never again. Or i should say, i never heard it again, although i searched for it. I of course suspected that it was a little too revealing of the O regime's (i.e. the Left's) intentions. We are seeing the poisonous fruit of this now. It seems to me that people are under the impression that half of our population is Black. The last percentage i heard was 13%. And of course we have many fellow citizens of different races and ethnicities. And we have a lot of mixed-race families, too. We had been getting along pretty well, for a big, diverse bunch of people living together. Then, evil people crowbarred their way onto the public stage, with all their foolishness, outright idiocy, and pernicious and destructive schemes. What a shame that people in positions formerly requiring maturity, intelligence and wisdom, we now have nincompoops and shallow-brained dolts, trembling and quivering and groveling at the feet of impetuous, spoiled and imbecile children entering universities with the arrogance of closed minds so sure that they have nothing to learn. What a witches' brew swirls.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lazyman 9/9/2020 4:37:09 PM (No. 535918)
It doesn't fit with the white privilege false narrative so it must go down the memory hole.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: voxpopuli 9/9/2020 4:44:52 PM (No. 535924)
NEXT... on the chopping block.. Washington Crossing the Delaware.. no colored.. er.. people of color.. in the boat.. OUT IT GOES!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: SALady 9/9/2020 4:54:14 PM (No. 535932)
If this is a state university, the state legislature should step in now before this evil is allowed to happen!!!!!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: GW_Rider 9/9/2020 4:56:28 PM (No. 535933)
Diversity is a curse.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Timber Queen 9/9/2020 5:06:00 PM (No. 535941)
Some White people should find a mural of slaves picking cotton and complain about the lack of diversity, demanding that white faces be painted in. I wonder how that would work out?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 9/9/2020 5:08:03 PM (No. 535942)
The mural of the Russia-Finland War doesn't have any blacks, hispanics, asians, or transvestites in it. Either paint them in - - or TAKE IT DOWN!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jobe 9/9/2020 5:08:46 PM (No. 535943)
Shame on this so-called "university" . There were no lies in those two murals, the lies are in the hearts of the people who are scrapping them, thus dishonoring the men who gave their lives in WWII.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: sanspeur 9/9/2020 5:09:46 PM (No. 535944)
“E Pluribus Unum “ .It’s on the $$ .Be afraid snowflakes . no diversity hollyweird .so send me your anti diversity $$ all of it , i will protect you !!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/9/2020 5:41:11 PM (No. 535960)
Silly southern deplorable redneck me ... I thought diversity in Rhode Island meant they had ten people there from Maine.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/9/2020 5:48:40 PM (No. 535964)
These students make me feel uncomfortable so expel them now.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 9/9/2020 6:12:10 PM (No. 535981)
Yet another good reason for residents to leave the stinking state. I would drive an extra thousand miles to avoid going through.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 9/9/2020 6:20:17 PM (No. 535987)
"I have received complaints about the murals that portray a very homogeneous population predominately the persons painted and depicted on the wall are predominantly white and that does not represent who our institution is today,” Collins said. That's quite a sentence, there, Kathy. Can we interpret "very homogeneous" to mean not all white? Can we interpret "predominantly white" to mean not all white? If so, what is the degree of whiteness and how much less white would be sufficient for your amazing students?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: volksford 9/9/2020 6:23:02 PM (No. 535990)
A message to all you snowflake a -holes nationwide ESAD ! How in hell can one generation produce such pathetic excuses for human beings ?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Geoman 9/9/2020 6:24:53 PM (No. 535992)
Arlington, Punchbowl, and other National Cemeteries also lack diversity, so perhaps the diversity-mongers would like to go dig up the graves until their quota is imposed on the dead.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/9/2020 6:28:34 PM (No. 535997)
why is Rhode Island still in the Union/ Why is it a state? the only good thing about it is its red chickens.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: cycloneman 9/9/2020 6:42:06 PM (No. 536012)
The students are applying current day demographics to the WWII years. I checked the U.S. population distribution by race in 1940. The breakdown by race was 88.3% Non-Hispanic White, 9.8% Black / African American, 1.5% Hispanic (any race), Asian American 0.2%, and Native American 0.2%. The remaining % was all other races. Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander and Alaska Native Indians / Eskimos are not included because Hawaii and Alaska were not yet U.S. states in 1940. Other statistics show that similar %'s served in the military in WWII. In 2017, those serving in the military was 57% white and 43% other races. Instead of removing 70-year old murals, the students should admire the great progress made over the yeas by minority populations serving their country in the military. I would assume that Vietnam Memorials and conflict since that time will capture more diversity. It's important to understand history to grasp these facts.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Phantomll 9/9/2020 6:47:50 PM (No. 536014)
It makes me sick to see what is happening to our country. I feel as if I’m living in The Twilight Zone!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Strike3 9/9/2020 7:06:15 PM (No. 536022)
I am totally struck dumb.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: JoElla Bee 9/9/2020 7:14:16 PM (No. 536026)
Excellent comment, #30. It is amazing what accurate information can do for true perspectives in those who are willing to listen and learn.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: red1066 9/9/2020 7:31:37 PM (No. 536039)
How about removing the whole student body for lack of diversity.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ashley Brenton 9/9/2020 7:34:01 PM (No. 536041)
So they'd prefer Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini victorious? Look, the American Army was plenty diverse for WW2. The place was lousy with Italians and Irishmen. Lousy, I tells ya! My Scots ancestors could barely get a word in edgewise!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/9/2020 7:55:31 PM (No. 536050)
Their education is not worth the diploma parchment if there was no mention of the Buffalo Soldier unit. I'll make it easier for you. https://tinyurl.com/y5jpq4u3 These men were active from the days of the Calvary until WWII. While in New Orleans I visited The National WWII Museum. Best 2 days of the entire trip.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/9/2020 9:06:03 PM (No. 536092)
I hope some diversity types take these snowflakes hamburger flipping jobs, when they graduate with their worthless degrees and try to find jobs.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: JHHolliday 9/9/2020 9:06:11 PM (No. 536093)
A few years ago I was privileged to visit the American Cemetery next to the beach at Normandy. Something like 9’600 graves there. See it and I defy you to stop your tears.. All white men who gave their lives for this country and we are pi$$ing it away by coddling the worst elements of our society. Let’s face it, the media and various ignorant mayors and governors are encouraging anarchy by a bunch of loser white moron who couldn’t hold a job sacking chicken s$it for people to put on their tomato plants. Don’t come to my neighborhood boys and you’ll leave in a body bag. The blacks involved are fools and being played like banjos by the radical left but considering their IQ it’s not surprising.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: hershey 9/9/2020 9:34:36 PM (No. 536107)
Pantywetting liberal snowflake sheeple...'don't feel comfortable'...bet they'd be comfortable in a Nazi concentration camp on the way to the 'showers'...say one thing about the Nazi's...they wouldn't put up with this crap.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Older and Wiser 9/9/2020 10:25:56 PM (No. 536128)
If someone has any idea how many graduates or students from U. of Rhode Island who were minorities or students of color left school to serve in that war or even went after graduation it would be interesting to know. Even with a mandatory draft. I would expect the number to be near zero. Universities were like that back in the 40"s.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: XCenturion 9/9/2020 11:34:53 PM (No. 536160)
Universities, the root of all anti-American hatred.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 9/10/2020 1:49:20 AM (No. 536219)
Personally, I am so sick of extortion by these whiny bedwetters. Join the military and see real diversity. No, they will graduate stupid and get AA jobs. Will a grownup grow a pair and boot them out ?
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Reply 43 - Posted by: hoosierblue 9/10/2020 7:53:43 AM (No. 536363)
The college would be much better off by removing the college administrators and replacing them with people of common sense.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: ROLFNader 9/10/2020 9:12:33 AM (No. 536443)
Wow! And here I thought Rhode Island couldn't get any smaller.....
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Reply 45 - Posted by: DVC 9/11/2020 3:08:15 PM (No. 537755)
Truth or accuracy are no longer valid defenses against these fascist anarchist haters.
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Andrew Gillum, who ran for governor of Florida in 2018, says he is bisexual. “I don’t identify as gay but I do identify as bisexual. And that is something that I’ve never shared publicly before,” the Democrat said on The Tamron Hall Show Monday. It’s the first time that Gillum has addressed his sexuality since March, when he was found with two men in a Miami Beach hotel room by police called to a suspected overdose. He appeared on the show with his wife, R. Jai, who said she believes sexuality exists on “a spectrum” and that all she cares
YouTube Livestreamer Arrested After
Pooping in Nancy Pelosi’s Driveway
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Posted by konocti95 9/14/2020 4:16:12 PM Post Reply
A YouTube livestreamer was arrested shortly after he pooped in the driveway of the San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The YouTube account “Lifes Mavrek” streamed the video, titled “LIVE: IRL Poopalosi,” on Saturday, and it has been viewed about 24,000 times as of Monday. A different YouTube account, “Treeno,” posted a shorter video that shows Armando defecating outside of one of Pelosi’s homes. After the act, Armando zoomed in on the poop and said, “Hey boys, that’s for President Trump.”
University of Chicago's English
Department declares it will only
accept applicants interested in
working 'in and with Black studies'
for its next graduate admissions cycle
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Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2020 11:52:26 AM Post Reply
The University of Chicago's English Department declared it will only accept applicants interested in 'working in and with Black studies' for its 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle. In a statement uploaded to the English department's website in July, the faculty announced their commitment to the 'struggle of Black and indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality'. 'For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black studies,' the statement adds. 'We understand Black studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological
Sen. Markey says all police must
be disarmed of 'weapons of war'
including tear gas, rubber bullets
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Posted by Pluperfect 9/15/2020 5:05:00 AM Post Reply
Sen. Ed Markey said Monday that U.S. police officers must uniformly be disarmed of "weapons of war," which according to the senator, include "tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds." Portland Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler recently issued a ban on the troubled city's police department from using CS gas (also called tear gas) on demonstrators. Every night for the past four months, police officers in Portland have come face-to-face with protestors and rioters demonstrating in favor of racial justice and police reform. Often the clashes have become violent and have been connected to several deaths.
Roger Goodell and Wokeness Have
Ensured the Decline of the NFL
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Posted by Magnante 9/15/2020 5:34:36 AM Post Reply
"Hey guys. Just letting you know that I'm not gonna run the league this year. My heart's not in it plus at least two guys are done with the NFL in general. Maybe next year all of the BS will blow over but until then y'all take care." This is how my NFL fantasy football league (established ca. 2005) came to its inglorious end last month. "Sounds good to me!" was one response to the league commissioner's text message. "Same here... I don't even care anymore" was another. There were no rebuttals or arguments in favor of continuing the league
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