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PC Activists Want to Remove a George Washington Mural in San Francisco

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The iconoclastic Left is now going after monuments of America’s Founding Fathers.

George Washington is in their crosshairs as the San Francisco Board of Education is floating the idea of removing a mural of Washington from a local school.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the mural’s critics point are offended by depictions of slaves and Native Americans in this mural. Additionally, this mural “traumatizes students” and “glorifies slavery, genocide, colonization, manifest destiny, white supremacy, oppression, etc” according to its critics.

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The mural’s original painter, Victor Arnautoff, was a protégé of renowned Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Arnautoff was a communist but intended this mural to “provoke a nuanced evaluation of his legacy.” Historian Fergus M. Bordewich details the mural’s intent:

He included those images not to glorify Washington, but rather to provoke a nuanced evaluation of his legacy. The scene with the dead Native American, for instance, calls attention to the price of ‘manifest destiny.’ Arnautoff’s murals also portray the slaves with humanity and the several live Indians as vigorous and manly.

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This is the latest in the iconoclastic Left’s attempts to erase American history. BLP reported on activists’ recent success in renaming Jefferson Davis Highway to the Richmond Highway in Virginia and a new attempt to remove a John Calhoun statute in Charleston, South Carolina.

This has become a national strategy for the Left in their efforts to spread PC culture. California is a low-hanging fruit given its already anti-freedom policies on guns and economic policy.

Starting out with confederate figures, now the Left has progressed to America’s Founders. Left unchecked, there’s no telling how much of history PC activists are willing to destroy.

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Starbucks Barista FIRED After Refusing to Wear “Pride” T-Shirt for Religious Reasons, According to Lawsuit

She is a Christian and was apparently told by her manager that she didn’t have to wear it.

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A former Starbucks barista is filing an unlawful discrimination lawsuit against the coffee giant, claiming they fired her for refusing to wear a “Pride” t-shirt that violated her Christian religious convictions.

Betsy Fresse started working as a barista in December 2015. After transferring to a Glen Ridge, New Jersey, store in early 2019, managers apparently “assured” her that her Christian faith wouldn’t be an issue.

Then in June 2019, she noticed a box of Pride shirts on a desk and asked if they’d make her wear one. Her store manager said she wouldn’t have to, but two months later she found herself out of a job after being terminated by a district manager.

A notice of separation claims that Fresse was fired for violating Starbucks’ “core values.” It specifically mentions an incident where she said her colleagues “need Jesus” when given the “Pride” shirt.

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Starbucks maintains that “no part of our dress code requires partners to wear any approved items that they have not personally selected” and that Fresse’s claims are “without merit,” in a comment to the New York Post.

So Starbucks denies that she was fired for not wearing the shirt, yet their notice of separation appears to claim that they fired her for something she said about Jesus. Not a good look either way.

Fresse is seeking backpay, punitive damages, money to cover the cost of an attorney, and a permanent injunction that prevents Starbucks from “failing to accommodate […] sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Starbucks has long been a major player in the world of Woke Capital. Back in February Big League Politics reported on how the British branch of Starbucks was raising money for a pro-transgender lobbying group:

The U.K. branch of Starbucks is raising money to push for the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children.

Nathanael Blake at The Federalist reported that the multinational titan is selling special mermaid-shaped cookies to help the pro-transgender lobbying group Mermaids. Curiously, the group’s founder took her underage son to Thailand to undergo a castration procedure.

Blake correctly observed “That Starbucks is supporting this group illustrates how thoroughly radicals have conquered both the LGBT movement and corporate culture.”

He also called attention to how “In a few years the fight has shifted from government recognition of same-sex relationships as legal marriages to mastectomies, sterilization, and castration for children.”

Here’s hoping that Betsy Fresse is successful in her lawsuit.

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