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A historic Depression-era mural has been removed from a Chicago school because it featured a painting of white children.
The painting, “Child and Sports–Winter,” was removed from the cafeteria at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois, because the winter scene of children playing in the snow wasn’t “inclusive” enough as all the children in the painting were white, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
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The painting was produced in 1937 during the Great Depression by artist Ethel Spears who was a featured artist in Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Administrators at the school, named after Percy Julian, an African American scientist and inventor, insisted that the painting of small white children upset the school’s majority black student population.
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