A Tale of Two Graffiti

Spray painters were busy over the weekend. But what a contrast…

In Virginia:

Ashburn Old School, after the discovery of obscene and racist graffiti. Photograph: Facebook/Ashburn Old School Rehabilitation

The Ashburn Colored School building, a historic one-room school house that once served as a segregated place of learning for black children in Loudoun County was defaced Friday night with the Nazi swastika and references to “white power”.

And then in downtown DC:

Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington was tagged with political messages late Saturday afternoon.

The messages – “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice” (and the word Peace with a line through it) were spray-painted in black in front of a side entrance to the new Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington with political messages late Saturday afternoon.

At the end of the day, two historic buildings were vandalized and I’m sure some will say both were defaced with “hate” messages, but that’s just not the case. And I suspect that stone will be a lot easier to clean and restore than a 120 year-old wooden building.

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