Whitewash editorial

The Houston Chronicle ran an editorial yesterday dissecting the racial politics behind Texas Southern University’s conflicted behavior. TSU painting over two 1971 Harvey Johnson murals on its campus  two weeks ago, and yesterday promised to spend $50,000 restoring others. Historical significance aside, the editorial argues it was the murals’ uncomfortable use of colloquial black spelling and puctuation that offended university president John Rudley.

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