I also like Robin's essay. The supposed "compromise" at the August school board meeting, however, was not really a compromise, because it involves putting permanent covers over all the murals. Senator Feinstein's letter to the school board expresses the same hope that I have that if the school board follows the California Environmental Quality Act in good faith, it should bring more rationality (Senator Feinstein's term) to the process.
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Since the question of the San Fancisco high school mural has been raised here, I believe that list members will be most interested in this Nation essay by Robin D. G. Kelley, We're Getting These Murals All Wrong, which brings an historical depth to the discussion that has been previously lacking.
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