Friday, March 11, 2016

Another attempt to erase history

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A preservation board has approved the removal of racially insensitive artwork from a 111-year-old publicly owned carousel in western New York.

The Rochester Preservation Board unanimously voted Wednesday to remove the image from the Dentzel Carousel located at Ontario Beach Park. One of the carousel's 18 painted panels depicts two black children in a crude, exaggerated style common to the Jim Crow era.

Activists have been pushing city officials to remove the offensive image from the carousel, which is owned by the city but managed and operated by Monroe County.

Rochester officials had said any changes to the carousel would have to be approved by the city's preservation board.

Officials say the Rochester Museum and Science Center will remove the panel and ensure that it's properly preserved.



Use the Name, Luke said...

They should replace those panels with simple signs that say "Removed due to Political Correctness" in Comic Sans.

Anonymous said...

At least they will be preserving it so it can be restored when the PC nonsense finally dies.

Bird of Paradise said...

Its just getting more rediculous all the time romving something bunch bunch of habitial whinings conster offends their snooty eyes why they just go back to where they came from and stop their stupid whining

Anonymous said...

It is proper to remove it from public display because it is offensive, but it should be preserved for historical purposes.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Stupid whining bunch of whimpering little twats need to Get a Life

Birdzilla said...

If they got rid of everything that offended whining little liberal pansies we would have nothing let but pink everything

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:39, "It is proper to remove it from public display because it is offensive, but it should be preserved for historical purposes."

Is it your position that it be preserved, but no one be allowed to see it? Perhaps a cadre of professional historian-warriors specifically trained to withstand the most brutal and heinous forms of offense will be the only humans permitted to gaze upon the offending artifact. If you think I'm mocking your insipid stance, you are correct.

Anonymous said...

Is this the world you want your children to grow up in where all history offensive to the left is airbrushed out? It won't be long before the US was the aggressor in the Pacific war and Pearl Harbour was a set up by Roosevelt to get into the war.
Once those who fought die suddenly history will rewrite itself as it has so often.