An anti-police high school art display near the nation’s capital has been removed amid controversy.
Honors students at Oxon Hill High School, a majority-black school in Prince George’s County, Md., outside Washington D.C., created the display that portrays black males as a “new endangered species.”
The display featured a white police officer holding an obituary section of a newspaper. Next to him a was a young black man with his hands up in a bullet-riddled, blood-covered, American flag T-shirt.
According to Fox 5, the art had been displayed for weeks before being removed Monday after a picture of it went viral after being tweeted.
In a statement, the school confirmed the display had been removed.
“While we encourage this type of evaluation, expression and analysis in our school district, we also strive to foster a civil and respectful culture,” the statement read.
And nothing says “civil and respectful” like bloody T-shirts and murderous cops.
The disgusting display was roundly panned in the Twitterverse.
When ur school is woke AF pic.twitter.com/DQK09nIW2t
— YO WIFE CAN’T READ (@goldenpolaroid) June 6, 2015
The inappropriate “art” in Oxon Hill High School has been removed. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/KhSjb9ifQr
— Rob Windley (@RobWindley) June 10, 2015
— eric leukhardt (@ELeukhardt) June 9, 2015
@DailyCaller Talk about double standards, and, of course, it’s not based on the truth.
— Mike Hailey (@mshailey829) June 10, 2015
@DailyCaller Teaching kids to disrespect law and authority? What’s the worst that could happen? They’ll have their 3rd world country soon.
— Stephen Cromwell (@NewProtectorate) June 10, 2015
People have been calling Oxon Hill leaving voicemails saying “You should be ashamed of yourselves”
— ruth (@rutthruthh) June 10, 2015
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