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University of Rhode Island to Remove WWII Murals Due to Lack of “Diversity”

Despite being lauded for saving the world, surviving devastating event after devastating event and enduring for decades, the Greatest Generation is no longer welcome on some college campuses.

This week, the University of Rhode Island became the latest school to demand the removal of a historic statue, mural or portrait. This time, the targets are not slave owners, Confederates, or other questionable historic figures — but those who served in the armed forces during World War II. 

Far from being lost to history, some of these individuals still live today, and their bravery and sacrifice should be applauded, not erased. The University of Rhode Island has other ideas, though, because the murals in question do not depict the “righ”t brave soldiers.

The college took steps to remove two World War II memorials from the school after a wave of student complaints. According to one official, the murals’ lack of diversity was so harmful that “some of our students have even shared with us they didn’t feel comfortable sitting in that space.”

The murals in question are 70 years old, and show soldiers returning from World War II and to the University itself. The murals depict the soldiers as white men — because they largely (but not entirely) were. They were painted by a student in 1950 and modeled after photographs and images shared of soldiers returning from the war at the time.

Painter Art Sherman is now 95-years-old, but recalls the process, which included plenty of input from Rhode Island students. 

“Well, it depicted that era,” Sherman continued. “A lot of students, friends of mine, would come by and say why don’t you do this, why don’t you do that so that’s what I did so everybody chipped in.”

Students today, however, do not feel like the school murals depict the correct balance of individuals, and want them removed. If the University caves to the pressure (as it has indicated it likely will), then the murals will join portraits of George Washington and other presidents, explorers and military figures and be expunged from history. 

Student complaints about artwork are becoming increasingly popular, with some young people unable to bear being in the same room with art they deem unacceptable or not diverse enough. Schools have overwhelmingly complied with student demnands, and Rhode Island is likely to as well. One school official explained the decision.

“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,” he said.

There is no word as to what would take the place of these murals, or how they would be removed or replaced, but the latest announcements from the school seem to indicate they are willing to comply.

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93 Responses

  1. This crap of trying to make HISTORY go away is insane. What is wrong with these people? If they don’t like it here they should find some other 3rd world s–t hole place to go ruin. I fought for this country. I did not fight so these people can go and destroy it. I am sure the silent majority of We the People are getting pretty tired of their crap and are just about ready to explode on them. I know I am.

    1. I agree, we cannot change History and as it goes, “those that forget the past are doomed to repeat it”. I have a grandfather, Uncle and Brother in Law that lay in Arlington, all fought for this country, Brother in Law, along with 2 of his cousins were in 20’s and gave their lives in WWII, leaving 4 small children behind. God Bless America and preserve our Constitution.

      1. STOP trying to change HISTORY. History is history. Don’t like USA history, go to another country. Go…

      2. sadly, you are correct. but I also have a problem with some of the children and grandchildren of these ‘Great Americans’, who fought and defeated the horror that was Hitler’s final solution, espouse those same views, and worship Hitler and his Nazi ways…And say that the ‘Holocaust’ never happened.

    2. Government has to start Defunding these colleges and Universities.

  2. Idiots will always be IDIOTS……if it were not for our mostly WHITE military we would all be speaking GERMAN OR JAPANESE. It wasn’t the “WHITE”S” that started WWII anyway….

    1. actually, the whites did start it On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II. On September 17, Soviet troops invaded Poland from the east.

      1. Your comment is rather asinine Timmie – – – you must either be a student at RI College or just another snowflake that cannot deal with reality.

  3. well I’m sorry folks but I’m OFFENDED by alot that happens. I’m uncomfortable with the lyrics of some of the music, I’m uncomfortable by some of the art that is plastered all over the walls, But I don’t go ranting and raving demanding we tear down. I DEMAND these memorials be put back. Its our history and history is history no matter what you say or do! Maybe if we start speaking up like these idiots do, we can have the same effect they seem to have. I’m tired of keeping silent and allowing them to ruin our wonderful country. I’m no longer remaining silent. We can start a movement also.

  4. Since when do the children dictate to the adults? Here’s a solution for you. I would imagine the University of Rhode Island receives federal money. My taxes and yours. Cut off all federal dollars. You want to go to URI, then you pay for it. Let’s see how that works for both URI and all other so called institutes of higher learning.

  5. Tell these “snowflake” KOOKS to SHOVE it SIDEWAYS – The Memorial STAYS. Too much blood was SHED to protect and DEFEND our FREEDOM and Liberties for these decisions to be taken LIGHTLY. These SELFISH, self serving DECISIONS have GOT to GO. Tell these KOOKS to move to VENEZUELA as a ONE WAY trip. One DISGUSTED Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  6. If those morons had any common sense, they would look back to 1775 and the Rhode Island Militia which was the only colony with a fully integrated fighting force. That means Blacks and Whites stood shoulder to shoulder and fought the “Red Coats” as a single entity.

  7. Why in heavens name would you give in to changing our history and these memorials.
    Theses new so called “WOKE” MOVEMENT. Have no idea what it was that made this country great! They are so self absorbed with themselves and only the WANTABES that they they hang out with they can’t stand to stand up and make a choice because they want tk be political correct. They do not have and original thought and are so afraid to stand alone that they bend and they get screwed.
    They will never be able to remove all of our history because some one somewhere has pictures, Written documents and it has been passed by miuth from generation to generation. Histroy is here to stay. Put that in whatever pi I e yiu use and smoke 🚬 that!!!!!!!!!

  8. If they these morons want diversity where is the diversity in the pictures of the Red Tails Fighter Pilots? Where is the diversity in the all black colleges?

  9. PARENTS pay attention to what your children are learning in school today. You will most likely find that it is different than what you were taught (if your over 50). You need to see that your children get a good education but also watch for what college they want to attend. Don’t send them to a prestige college without checking out if the Professors are TEACHING EDUCATION or TEACHING THEIR POLITICAL BELIEF’S….Some of the colleges that have been referred to as PRESTIGE are the most LIBERAL to be attending (HARVARD, YALE, PRINCETON, and many of the STATE INSTITUTIONS (like U.T. AUSTIN, UCLA, USC, and many more) are LIBERAL to the core and charge COSTLY fees to attend…..

    1. I have formed a neighborhood class, that is that they, have to look up certain areas of OUR history, we started with Jamestown and Plimoth colonies,, then to look up Lost Colony, now they are looking up Indian tribes in America and their origin, next week will be French and Spanish colonies. I don’t teach, they do the work and learn.

  10. Why not just remove all white service members of World War Two, and use only pretend soldiers of color in pictures of the storming the beaches of Normandy, screw the truth, it does not fix the untrue communist narrative. Let us make racist democrat party minority members in congress happy and their Communist pals happier and give up our history to distort it to fix a wheel barrel load of absolute bull shit. Once they finish their Maoist style cultural revolution and make America a shit whole like in communist countries these pompous asses might be happy. Look minorities are not seen in these images, since they were denied the opportunity to be able to fight along side white soldiers. No one said they did not fight, or contribute, as well as die by the thousands for the USA. However, there is a limit to this bull shit the left is pushing.

  11. These assholes are the enemy and should be treated as such, leaving none behind!

  12. Wow! I’m ashamed of what’s happening in America right now. BLM = Burning, Looting and Murderers. How is taking a beloved icon monument going to change anything? Antifa = Antifactual. Biden has dementia and Harris only got 3% of the vote while running for the office of the President. Harris is now trying to identify as a black using her “proclaimed” heritage to win the black vote. Fake news has twisted everything good that has happened in America, until Covid-19, and tried blaming President Trump for everything, including bad weather. Wake up America, you need to see through the Democratic Swamp’s efforts to turn our democracy into a socialistic ruin. God Bless America.

  13. That’s Ok. The Fed needs to remove all funding from these shitholes out of respect to the families of the military people who gave their life so these pretenders can call themselves ‘American’!

  14. The liberal left started filling out the staffs/faculties of the colleges and universities back 30 to 40 years ago (i.e.; the 70s and 80s). So the people who were taught by those staffs/faculties are now (and have been for 10 to 20 years) in the influential places: such as the staffs and faculties of our elementary and high schools; such as middle and upper management of city, county, state, and federal governments; such as major corporations; etc. So the college kids of today really don’t know any better. They have been taught that “anti-diversity” has always been wrong, morally and culturally. (Well, morally wrong—yes! Culturally wrong—maybe not so much.) So they have been encouraged to correct what they were taught to perceive as past injustices. The have not been taught that those same past injustices can happen again. Maybe not to non-whites, but how about to Muslin, or Roman Catholics, or to people who are severely handy capped. (To change the subject, about: )

  15. My father and uncles fought in ww2. By you pieces of shit. Trying to disrespect them and all other veteransis evil. Don’t. Keep this shit up. You are trying to open a bag of worms that you might regret. If you don’t like this country then get the HELL OUT. YOU ARE THE ENEMY WITH IN.

  16. This goes back to parents not found doing their job. Letting schools and all the rebels making decisions. I am 81 and remember the depression and World War II. We let them take all our junk we didn’t want, make bombs with them and bomb us. My uncle and cousins have fought in the war.
    Then we fall asleep and let China take advantage of us. Obama was a terrible presidential and had a lot of help from George Soros and other.
    Don’t let it get worse by voting for Biden and having Kamala take over a month later. That is the plan!

  17. When did we allow Shavetails dictate what is acceptable in our nation’s history? Their brains haven’t finished cooking yet and yet the liberal professors not only cave in to them, but agree with them! Why are these profs granted tenure, giving them the opportunity to destroy the life’s work of others? My father was part of the Greatest Generation whose sacrifices are now being discounted and even denigrated. Who brought these pukes up? The scary thing is that they are the future leaders of America, unless those who can, stand up on their hind legs and put an end to this insanity.

  18. What a bunch of cry baby A@@Hol$%. There are so many real problems in the world and they are crying about this. Maybe we should bring back the draft and be sure to include all of these wussies….

  19. Yet another confirmation that another institution of higher learning has been infiltrated by individuals who want to erase history. Every member who voted to have this done should be ousted from the school with no pension or severance pay.

  20. If all the donors stop being a donor to these so-called colleges, maybe the colleges will get a hint to stop this shit.

  21. God Help this country if we all give in to these insane
    people(students) who do not know anything about our
    Heros who saved us from communism and Hitler.

    Stop trying to change history, This is the greatest county in the world, and they are fortunate to live here and attend school of their choice. Stand up for our FLAG and the USA If these students are not comfortable in the presence of these monuments tell them to go elsewhere

  22. I agree with all comments above. My father was a World War 2 Veteran.

    Rev. Austin Miles

  23. It’s time for the President to step in and put a stop to this nonsense, if they get tax dollars stop it RITE NOW. Bunch of communists and don’t deserve to even live in this wonderful Country

    1. This is disgusting and disgraceful!! How dare the college students demand that war heroes be taken down. They are immature brats who need to learn their history and to respect their elders, what little minds they have and they need to be put in their place. The college is even more disrespectful and shameful if they do what these brats demand!!!


  25. Was it Mark Twain who said sometime like “when I was 16 my Dad was the dumbest man I ever met, when I turned 20 I was surprised to see how much the old guy and learned in 4 years. Maybe if the students want to show their disrespect for our nation and our heroes, maybe they could just cut off one of their ears, then in 4 years they could look into the mirror and be reminded of how stupid they were when they thought they knew everything.

  26. I thank god i went to College in the 80’s.
    These …so called.. teachers, teaching this shit now, should be fired and jailed for terrorist threats to the country. I would boycott Universities that teach this agenda, dont send your kids to college.
    Unless you want them to become
    Radicalized- Democrat…………..

    1. When did we stop teaching true history and civics? If these whiny little kids can’t take the true, and i include the idiots that are teaching the false information in this, then maybe we should require they live in Venezuela or maybe Cuba for one of their 4 years of college. Have them take a backpack of clothes and generously give them $75 of American month to help them get going, and learn from there. It might only take a year. Have them put into an average farm worker lives or even a store keeper. Let them learn what it is like without our freedoms that those soldiers died for. How long would it take for them to realize live isn’t given as freely as they think?

  27. my uncles faught in both war plus my brother faught in the korean war and we make sure that all our children know about it.and we all teach ithem that it should not be forgoten since we lost family and friends i vietnam ankorea,also from agent orange in desert storm.

    If they dont support the Troops
    ScrewThe University Rhode Island.
    My father faught and died for this country, so you could build your University with FEDERAL FUNDS.

  29. Oh, you poor pathetic babies–you are UNCOMFORTABLE. Grow up! Life is full of uncomfortable situations , deal with it. These men fought and died for this country and most were white, so what! It is very sad to think these young people are our future.

  30. This shows that there’s a near complete last of intelligence among the students at these institutions of “higher” learning.

  31. The president of that university better grow some balls. I am sick and tired of these whimpy people not standing up for what is right. They cave in to anything a group wants or demands. they need to fired that president and hired a new person who is not afraid to stand up and speak the truth.

  32. John E. Owens, The Fed should remove all monies from the states that the tax payers are paying for all the damage that these rioters are doing to towns & cities. Instead they give these people money to clean up the mess that the BLM as well as Antifa have done. These people are being educated in our schools & universities. Where do you think they are getting their ideas from? It’s now required in the elementary schools that something about the BLM is included in the curriculum. These people should realize the consequences of their actions. When the state just comes in & gives money to clean up after these people with federal funds. These thugs, the BLM the Antifa as well as other people that cause problems, they could care less. These people should be arrested & fined for the damage that they have done . When I saw what they did to Kenosha, WI, I could have cried. I’m familiar with that town & they these thugs totally destroyed the town..

    1. The facts don’t matter to the idiots and morons of universities. That includes those attending as well as those who are supposed to running them.

    2. You are telling facts and these teddy bear hugging collage students are not smart enough to understand facts so every teacher or professor that has had a hand in teaching these idiots without telling them that truth and facts matter is a failure . I wonder why there is no diversity cry out because pro sports are mostly black men or how about those all black air men that were heroes , according to this university and their students at least two of these guys should have white faces when it shows them in our history books just for the sake of diversity . How can diversity only run one way before it starts to stink of reverse racism .

  33. Just like all the other comments, I think thes college need to wake and decide WHO is really in charge of this school. If certain people don’t like the mural and are offended, don’t lookat them. In intolerance on their part is appalling. These murals are a the greatest generation and the monumental accomplishment and sacrifice in the war. How dare they even try denigrate their efforts in the greatest conflict the world ever experienced. They are not getting the education they should. Most like they are listening to the socialist professors and believing their bullshit. These kids should be expelled for a length of time as punishment for demanding this ridiculous action. They will only become WORSE US citizens in the future. The radical left will continue to be a problem until the coming civil war remedies our country of their social cancer. Be brave America, Be Brave !


  35. The reason that these students are acting out this way is because they were never taught American History properly. If were taught any type of American History it was taught by union socialist teacher.

  36. I agree, these memorials serve a purpose. A very good purpose! These losers have to realize they wouldn’t be here, who they are or what this country has to do/done for them to have the lives they live!! Selfish brats. It’s always about them! Remove the federal funding, I have paid into it many years to know that it’s not appreciated, take it away.

  37. Colleges are a waste of time & money unless you’re pursuing a technical degree. Even then you have to be very selective. Public Schools are a disaster. I spend quite a bit of time reeducating my grandchildren as to the facts behind what they’re being taught while sharpening their cognitive and free-thinking skills.

  38. Anyone that doesnt like our history of how we became an still the best country in the world an wont stand an salute our flag should be escorted out of this great country. They do not deserve a right to be here.

  39. First, Let me say you cannot “expunge” anything from history. History has already been written and that will NEVER change (unless someone invents a time machine), so these punkazz college pukes, BLM, ANTIFA, and any other un-Americans can remove things but can’t change history. Secondly, why do people keep giving into these f’ed up demands? Who do they think they are to DEMAND these changes? These monuments/murals represent war heroes, people that fought for the freedom of everyone in this country. Now, these ungreatful s.o.b.s. claim they aren’t diverse enough? You’re all ungreatful punks! But here’s the 10’000 dollar question…you say they’re not diverse enough now…why weren’t they not diverse enough 5 years ago?

  40. These college students are socialist and want to erase any indication of American citizens who gave their lives so that we have the freedom of America today. History is critical to our heritage. They probably never paid a drop of taxes, and some probably don’t even know what it is to work for a living. Shame on them and especially to the college that would even think of complying with such a stupid request. They should leave America and go to a Communist country. GOD BLESS AMERICA & all the heroes who died so for our freedom.

  41. I am sure by now most of you who responded here understand why this is happening and where it is going. The young are convinced that socialism is the way to go. Many are too use to getting things for free, but the problem is that it is not free and the payment is lack of freedom. But they don’t understand! I fear what will happen if this country keeps on course will cause us to not only loose our rights but our freedom. In History which the younger generation refuses to learn and the schools refuse to teach taught us what socialism turns into. The government gives money, food, hell even cell phones away, why work? A non working society is a dying society. An ignorant society stays ignorant. We need history to teach us what we did so we don’t have to go through it again and it sad that us older less ignorant are going to have to protect the same younger and the same ignorant people who are against just what they are causing. I am sure many of you who read this know what I am talking about. Many curse slavery, yet they are running right into the hands of the worse slavery you could ever imagine and they are welcoming it with open arms. All the events that have been going on and the ones to come will cause these same people who are tearing down and disposing the history of freedom will one day sit back and think, what did we do? How did we get here?
    I can go on and on but it would not help and most who is reading more than likely are of same minds as me so what good is it, Those who think differently don’t want to learn the truth it might give them second thoughts which would only confuse their motives. I have said enough!

    1. Try and look at without so much gloom. Don’t you know that POTUS is on this? If the fake impeachment trials hadn’t wasted so much of his time, these Executive orders just signed would have been in place two years ago. Look at the “1776 Commission” order and tell me he’s not aware! Cheer up. The DNC is going down. Even the main stream media is having to report it. The Durham report has now assumed the investigations into the 33.000 missing emails of HRC. Ties from the Mueller investigation led to that! Those have also led to ties to Uranium One and the Weiner lapton. The DNC house of cards is falling. Been watching the back channel news and now the MSM news to see how they play this. And one more thing Durham’s got, new evidence of O’Bama’s administration spying. even texts of FBI agents in that administration buying liability insurance just before Trump took office, to keep from being sued! Oh and don’t’ forget those flight logs….those will be out soon too! Cheer up, America will win! Trump 2020!

  42. These colleges are Leftist Indoctrination Camps promoting cancel culture, political correctness, shove it down your throat diversity.What happened to common sense?

  43. Tell our Snow Flake Brats to view History as it happened not as their left wing Teachers would like to make believe it Happened. Son of WW2 Vets 1st Cav Div. (Father) PTO, and WAAC Code Room Cryptographer ( Father and Mother). Myself 1st COSCO 1st Gulf War (1990-1991) Father of a serving NCO 101st Airborne–Questions.

  44. I am afraid we are at the mercy of the offspring of the 60s flower children. God help us when another evil empire threatens the world.

    1. If Trump is elected there will NOT be another war. Show me one was we are in right now! You can’t. And it doesn’t help that the Main Stream Media has said virtually nothing about the Abraham Accords to the American Public! Oh, except no one was wearing masks at the signing! Israel, and the UAE JUST SIGNED those accords and no one realizes what that is? Over 180 countries in the middle east signed them. Did you know that? I think the count is up to 208. 208 countries in the Middle East that are NOT fighting each other. All thanks to Donald J Trump. Gotta say it, the University of Rhode Island is toast if they take this WWII statue down. Trump also signed an executive order to sentence anyone a minimum of 10 years if you tear down or damage a historic statue!
      Pay attention to back information channels…not MSM!

  45. Tell the so called students heres your tuition back minus the Federal Grants you willingly misrepresented to receive, minus any Scholarship money because you definitely didn’t do anything good in school to receive it and hand them a zip lock bag of shredded paper which is their application to attend college and tell them they shouldn’t let the door hit them in the ass on their way off campus. THE MURALS, STATUES STAY, STUDENTS ARE DIME A DOZEN.

  46. It should be mandatory to have the actual films of Omaha Beach and other battles as well as the interment camps shown in history classes so kids can see what actually occurred. Show them the actual films of Pearl Harbor. They don’t know we had air raids and bomb shelters and exercises in classrooms on what to do if attacked by the enemy. There was diversity on those battlefields because some black men were brave enough to enlist. Show how the country came together during and after the wars. The main problem was doing away with the draft which taught men to be men and respect the flag, authority and the USA.

    1. Oh, they used to do just that! I’m 60 and can remember a LOT of history movies in school during history class. Then, at some point, some democrat probably said those movies were too violent and might frighten the children and real history in public schools slowly went out the window. I believe the “1776 Commission” that POTUS just signed into law will reverse that. And he threw out ‘critical race theory training’, and already got rid of that drivel in all government training and it will spread to public schools, colleges. etc. No more communist education models in our country! Yea! Trump2020!

  47. If these Snow flakes can;t stand paintings. How will they function in the Real World ?
    If there is something you don’t like DEAL With it. Many Many mature people deal with things they don’t
    every day. If every thing that offends-someone is removed there would be NO WORLD.

  48. Is there an adult in the U of RI administration? Is there an administration there who is as brave as one of the soldiers depicted in the mural? The destruction of historical fact is despicable.

  49. When I read this story I just wanted to cry. What is our Country coming to. All of this that is going on is eroding the very foundation that has made this the great Country that we are. But by allowing our history to be wiped out, which is what they are trying to get accomplished, you are putting us on the same level with all the 3rd World countries……and soon they will be the ones that have everything and we will be the Country that is desolate. Wake up America. We are fixing to fall.

  50. 99%+ of the people who saved the world from Nazism and Fascism were white. The mural accurately depicts that. They have no doubt been taught that blacks saved the world. They have been taught that blacks built this country, even though only 1.4% of the populace owned slaves. Slavery and the United States has been blown completely out of reality. The biggest difference between then and now is that now blacks are a huge drag on the country. I put it this way: contemporary blacks are the anchor the Ship-Of-State has to drag around behind it. Blacks have become the criminal class.

  51. Do not only write your disgust here, write your Senators, this college dipshit President and everyone else you can. A few socialists should not be allowed to change history or destroy it. We are at war within our borders. Act like it. Get off your butts and get loud. They are not the only ones allowed to make noise. It is time to get really pissed off. Nobody messes with the veterans.

  52. Does one college president have a brain or balls to stand up to these morons?

    1. Not if they have ties to the CCP! Wouldn’t want parents to know that the professor is a closet communist, now would we!

      1. We can rant & bitch, but the fact remains that 440,000+/- people died in WWII to insure the
        freedom of the morons to be morons. It worked in Rhode Island.

  53. One of the roads to communism – socialism-nazism-facism ……all the “isms” is to rewrite history and to ignore that there were different norms during different times [ a teaching moment ] and that democracy is NOT perfect, but it sure is better than all the “isms”. What is said to see is that we are allowing the inmates to run the asylum and that those who cave in are not upholding what education is all about ! Students are there to learn, to be presented with alternate views so that they can think critically. They DO NOT pick and choose what they are taught, but they should Pick and Choose to make intelligent decisions. We did we toss out they concept that Life is NOT Fair and that we get everything we want ? So if our sources of education start censoring what the STUDENT decides without the experience to decide that – re-writing history will result in true dictatorships and loss of our freedoms as well. Welcome to the United States of Hitler !

  54. This should signal to all Americans that the time has arrived for REQUIRED military service for every individual, male, female, yellow, brown, black, and white, through the age of 16 to 26 for a period 4 years! Conscription of those being brain-washed in our public schools and universities IS THE ANSWER!

  55. So why aren’t we going after Ginsburg and her honors? No diversity.. only two black law clerks out of 150 over her decades of being a justice.

  56. This anti-American shit from these liberal asswipe teachers is the kind of stuff that has been taught to kids in schools and colleges for years . I’m tired of these panzy ass college kids saying ” thier feelings are hurt ” by our history !!! Instead of crying in school and needing coloring books ,,, they should have been taught about the ” little buddies ” in WW11 , an all black p-51 fighter group that did save alot of lives on bombing missions . That college should have thier funding STOPPED , the veterans of any war or conflict should be honored !!!! Our history should NOT be changed because some cry babies have thier feelings hurt . The PEOPLE better start fighting back and raising hell against these RADICAL idiots !!! Contact your Senators and DEMAND a stop to taking down any war memorial . The RADICAL , SOCIALIST , LIBERAL DEMOCRATS are trying to DESTROY our country as we know it !!!!! This is why we NEED Trump , a REPUBLICAN SENATE and a REPUBLICAN HOUSE , because they WILL put a stop to this and never allow war monuments or statues to be messed with .

  57. Vladimir Lenin wrote in the Communist Manifesto, over 100 years ago, that “…America would be brought to its knees, without a shot being fired, by the 4th estate (media) and education system…”. Sadly, he was/is correct.

    1. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin never wrote “The Communist Manifesto”… It was written in 1848, 22 years before Lenin’s birth, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. One should research one’s quotes before posting them, saves a lot of embarrassment later.

  58. When are the citizens of America going to stand up to this horse crap? If the students “feel uncomfortable” about the murals let them go to some other school. Most of these snowflakes don’t care about anything but themselves and they complain about anything and everything. Maybe these students should learn about our history and talk to the veterans who experienced the horror of war. Then talk about diversity and stop demeaning OUR America.

  59. The administrative college cowards allowing this to happen need to be removed from their positions. The cupcakes complaining need to go to a different school, if any – what have they contributed to America’s security? Time to start spanking these babies. Schools allowing this need to lose any funding.

  60. They are stealing our history, blotting it out. Anyone who thinks that this is about “diversity” is a fool. “People without a past have no future”. Our Republic is being destroyed from within, as predicted long ago.

  61. For one thing, these college kids weren’t even around back then what the hell do they know anyway. ya, there our future all right if we’re looking at them for the future I hope I’m gone by then. I can bet you if there was another draft to defend our country they’de run with there tales between there legs. They can talk big but when it comes to the sacrifices our people have made to get this far they’ll never even begin to imagine. They can’t even figure out what’s right or wrong I don’t know what college or even school has taught any of them. To get rid of our history is uncalled for half of these kids wouldn’t even be here today if it wasn’t for what the good brave people of our country have fought for. If they’re in college they should know what happened and how many militaries lost lives and limbs defending our country. What did our people go out to do this for pure fun or what? I think they should come back with a draft send these kids off to learn what it’s all about. Your forefathers died for this country to keep it free. Or do you think they went out to serve for the fun of it? They did it for all of us. And I for one worked for the military and my grandfather my father my brother were all in the military and I appreciate people who go out and actually do something not sit behind school and books you need to be there not talking shit.

  62. You would thing that the University would be up on current events. By Executive Order signed recently, it’s a 10 year prison sentence to destroy a historic statue now! That’s how POTUS stopped rioters from tearing down statues. Now BLM are tearing down religious statues instead and assaulting priests. Looks like the University is trying to find another way to destroy our country’s history. This happens when only 1 out 12 college professors are conservative. We have allowed the leftist to educate our children to hate America. Regardless, I wonder if they know that over 20 researchers and professors have been arrested for ties to the CCP! Makes me wonder if the University of Rhode Island also has ties to the CCP. Whoever is behind the removal of this statue? Bet that’s who’s got those ties! Hey, I’m just passing the info on, don’t blame the messenger! Trump2020!

  63. So, what is next on the woke-joke list of offending paintings, statues, photographs…whatever? You name it, and the “wokies” (with apologies to the Wookiees of Star Wars fame) will find a way to make it offensive. I wonder, if the “wokies” were to visit Arlington National Cemetery … or any of the military cemeteries spread across this great nation…what would they say about all the WHITE headstones and crosses that mark the final resting places of so many of our heroes? As has been said many times, if not for our heroes…regardless of color, ethnicity, sex, religious persuasion, etc….it would not be a stretch to imagine that we would not be speaking anything resembling the “English” of today.

  64. Apparently Joe Biden is not the only screwball from Rhode Island. We should cut off all funding to the state. Maybe that will be diverse enough for the idiots to comprehend.

  65. If the mural doesn’t depict enough diversity, the more reasonable action would be to ADD another mural that does depict a more diverse group of veterans in the war. A good one would be a depiction of the famous black pilots who made a very significant contribution to the war effort. It isn’t as if they aren’t well known, except perhaps by today’s college students who don’t know much history.

  66. Even though I am a 45-year Democrat, who is also a “caucasian” veteran, I am disgusted with this RACIST university taking this action. The foolish school officials who made this decision should be fired because their act is a total disgrace to all veterans, black, brown or white. I bet, too, that none of these officials who made this decision ever served in the U.S. military. Shame, shame on Rhode Island citizens for letting this happen.

  67. This is the generation of stupidity. Unfortunately, these college students complaining that there is no diversity in the mural, Did not study History, especially, the history population of the state(R.I.) during WWII? Mostly likely not. These are the students after graduation from college will probably be back to their parent’s home because they won’t get job offers and their student loan is big that they if they secure a low paying job, nothing left for them to spend. These students demanding diversity in the school mural are not fit to go to college. How they passed k1-12 indoctrination to be eligible and go on to college, I have a doubt and funny feelings. Judging during the WWII time, because it was before the year 1960, of course, the true history doesn’t lie, you won’t see diversity in the mural. These students should study history. And the school should not give in to the “cancel culture” of today.
    President Trump should cut the grant funding to the University, if these students succeed in taking out the WWII mural. It is a grace to those VETS who made great sacrifice to save democracy and these ungrateful kids now enjoying.
    I am a 20 year U.S. Navy retired veteran enlisted during the early part of the Vietnam war.

  68. One mistake so many people are making is calling those who want to destroy our history is calling them democrats. They are socialists. A better word for them is COMMUNISTS. We have history in our country that should be studied understood and remembered. Some of it good and some bad. Slavery was obviously bad. Go to Boston and visit the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest commissioned Navy ship in the world. Stand on deck and see the Bunker Hill Monument in the distance. Walk the freedom trail and perhaps get a little feeling of what those people during the revolution went through. Take the trouble to look at memorials to World War One and World War Two. A lot of people have given all the had to give for our freedom and they should not be forgotten. As old Benjamin Franklyn said, “If we don’t study our history we’re doomed to repeat it.” Personally, I’m very conservative but have no problem with others being democrats, if that’s actually what they are. But socialists (communists) have infiltrated our government and much of our nation. They want to overthrow our government and take over. I’m an old man, 95 years old and somewhat disabled. I helped preserve our freedom once but am willing to do it again. Too bad so many anti American people in this country don’t share that feeling.

  69. These brain-washed students and scholars of the lying deceitful, destructive agenda ought to be forced to read out loud, in public, a thorough list of the art, accomplishments, inventions, explorations and discoveries made by white people. Then they can either apologize in public or immediately pack their bags and move somewhere where such amenities and comforts do not exist. One or the other. Their call. Their decision. And have to live with it for at least 5 years – or die trying.

  70. So what are the murals going to represent insteaed of WWII era, today, students burning down homes and businesses of blacks in t heir own black neighborhoods, black criminals running around shooting black babies and children. BLM, a Marxist organization, they want a mural of BLM, communists tearing down our cities in order to build them up under communism. Well, I guess these murals sure would be representative of our college kids, make the kids feel better or not because it shows communism destroying the very country that the mostly whites due to their majority numbers at that time in history and blacks went to war to protect in WW II. Our veterans did the unbelievable job ever to destroy Hitler and the Japanese who hated anybody who disagreed with them. The Japanese would die for their land before even being taken prisoner. As Hitler moved through Europe he almost wiped out the Jewish people, set Christian pastors and priests to prison camps and replaced them with Hitler people. Sounds like these pampered babies in college couldn’t begin to take down what our veterans did and they have the gall to bitch about how our veterans took down Hitler and Japan in dirt fields with no food around in winter time, no buildings to get warm in because towns and cities were bombed out by our enemies. These students are weak and shameless not worth our veterans.

  71. How foolish…… what a wast…..if that is the only reason, get some one from the art department to ‘edit’ the mural…….

  72. I’m furious that these kids are taking away our history. I’d love to get in their face but I’m not that kind of person. I’m even more furious that the school will give in to this lunacy. My father was in the military during those times. It just hurts my heart. They need to make their own stories not delete those already a part of history.

  73. This is SO DISGUSTING!!!!!! I don’t even know what to say about this stupidity!!!!!!!

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