Monday, January 21, 2008

A Sculpture Controversy

While sitting in the dentist's chair this afternoon, I saw a story on one of the news channels having to do with a controversy surrounding a sculpture of Martin Luther King that is in the works. This sculpture is to be placed on the National Mall in Washington D. C. The sculptor, Lei Yixin, is Chinese. Lei has been designated a master sculptor by the Chinese government.

Apparently, some people are upset with the choice of a Chinese sculptor. Maybe they would prefer someone like Richard Serra. Hey-- he's not black, but a least he's an American.

(Incidentally, ten of the 12 people on the committee that chose the sculptor, Lei Yixin, are black.)

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