Administrators at the University of Kansas took down a controversial work of art—an American flag covered in black ink—after the state’s Republican governor and secretary of state demanded action.
“The disrespectful display of a desecrated American flag on the KU campus is absolutely unacceptable,” said Gov. Jeff Colyer in a statement. “Men and women have fought and died for that flag and to use it in this manner is beyond disrespectful. I spoke to leadership to demand that it be taken down immediately.”
The flag is meant to symbolize “a deeply polarized country,” according to the artist, Josephine Meckseper. Now it represents the speed with which craven university administrations bow to the easily offended. In a statement, KU Chancellor David Girod said:
There has been much discussion today about a public art exhibit on our campus featuring an artist’s depiction of an American flag. Our Spencer Museum, along with other institutions nationally, have