Roberta Smith on the San Francisco murals.
So that makes three positions that have been staked out.
The open letter position: a work of art should not be destroyed if its message is anti-racist, even if it is traumatizing to students.
The school board position: a work of art that is traumatizing to students should be destroyed, even if its message is anti-racist.
The Roberta Smith position: a work of art should never be destroyed.
And related: Two more murals set for removal at local schools.