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University head recommends covering controversial murals


October 7, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A blond-haired, blue-eyed man gazes forward from the decades-old, controversial mural, his arms stretched out holding the hand of a faceless Hispanic man on one side and a faceless Native American on the other.

For decades, the Great Depression-era mural on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque and the white man's place at the center of it have irked numerous faculty members and students, who say the scene it depicts marginalizes the state's two largest minority groups. Painted in 1939, it is one of four "Three Peoples" murals commissioned under the f...

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