Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Artist's Intention

Seen.

In Maryland:
School removes pro-diversity posters because they’re ‘anti-Trump’
A Maryland public school demanded that teachers remove pro-diversity posters from classrooms because they were deemed too political and anti-President Donald Trump....
They were initially removed after being deemed political, but teachers argued the posters were up in support of diversity. They were allowed to be re-hung, before the school reversed course and determined the posters were inflammatory because of the artist’s intention in designing them...
Carroll County Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Steven Johnson told the Huffington Post that the posters were “symbolic” of anti-Trump sentiment in the same way the Confederate flag represented slavery.

“The Confederate flag in and of itself has no image of slavery or hatred or oppression, but it’s symbolic of that,” Johnson said. “These posters have absolutely no mention of Trump or any other political issue ― it’s the symbolism of what they were representing. They were carried in these protests.”
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Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article134110969.html#storylink=cpy

Carroll County Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Steven Johnson told the Huffington Post that the posters were “symbolic” of anti-Trump sentiment in the same way the Confederate flag represented slavery.

“The Confederate flag in and of itself has no image of slavery or hatred or oppression, but it’s symbolic of that,” Johnson said. “These posters have absolutely no mention of Trump or any other political issue ― it’s the symbolism of what they were representing. They were carried in these protests.”
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article134110969.html#storylink=cpy

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