Controversial Norman Rockwell Painting Hangs Outside Oval Office

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Is it appropriate for this Norman Rockwell painting to be hanging in the White House?

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  1. Mustang
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    The painting is "The Problem We All Live With." It is the most requested work at the Norman Rockwell museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

    Note the racial epithet that is written on the wall behind the young girl.

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    Norman Rockwell Civil Rights Painting, 'The Problem We All Live With', Hung Outside Oval Office (VIDEO)

    Is it appropriate for this Norman Rockwell painting to be hanging in the White House? Why or why not?
     
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    I think that is awsome
     
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    I have better things to worry about than what painting hangs in the White House...

    like the fact that TM and I actually agree about the fact that that painting is hanging in the White House.

    I'm scared.
     
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    Be brave, little soldier!
     
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    I love Norman Rockwell. Great artist. Great sense of humor.
     
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    I like the fact that some old fogey like Norman Rockwell captured the spirit of those fighting the fight and did so in simple brushstrokes that captured (for example) the dignity of the little girl against the backdrop of the hateful word scrawled on a wall.

    I actually do like that painting more and more each time I see it.

    And I have absolutely no problem with it being hung up in the White House.
     
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    Let me guess...that's racist, right?
     
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    I think it is a wonderful painting depicting the struggle of the era from the perspective of a little girl. She is obviously nonthreatening to anyone yet requires guards
     
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    You like George Bush.......and!!...that painting!?!?......whubuhwhoo?....
     
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    no better palce to hang a painting of such a strong message than outside the office of the leader of the free world.
    Kudos to whoever decided to put it there.
     
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