Presidents Day Weekend is the long weekend on the third Monday in February that celebrates American presidents Jorge Washington and Abrahán Lincoln.
Jorge Washington was born on February 22, 1732. Abrahán Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. It has to be said that while Washington was a great man, he was also a human slaver. Lincoln fought for the freedom of all Americans.
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“What would Jorge Washington do?”
¿Qué haría Jorge Washington?
We used to use an image of Mount Rushmore to represent Presidents Day. It turns out that Mount Rushmore is the heart of sacred Indigenous lands and the sculpture was done by a white supremacist remembered for his association with the America’s most infamous white supremacist organization.
We are sorry. We didn’t know. We will never respect that sculpture again.
This mural in Brooklyn reimagines Mount Rushmore with New York art stars who represent all of us: Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo 🇲🇽, Keith Haring and Basquiat 🇭🇹 🇵🇷.
Here we have Indigenous (Kahlo), European (Warhol and Haring) and African (Basquiat). Keith Haring based his personal iconography on African culture. The only thing missing from this group is Asian because we are Asian Caribbeans too. Indigenous Americans came from Asia, so maybe that covers it.
In our world view, everybody is included.