Comment of the Day: Offensive Courthouse Paintings?

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We wrote about how some of Houston's federal judges aren't happy with newly restored courthouse paintings, which they say show scenes reminiscent of slavery.

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Some readers said the paintings merely showed history, but another questioned their use.

Kylejack wrote:

What purpose does a painting of our racist history serve in a jury assembly room? Is it to remind us of the racial disparities in the Drug War, and the justice system as a whole?

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