In yet another move that proves future generations of Americans have been thoroughly brainwashed by progressives to hate their country, unknown assailants defaced a statue of Thomas Jefferson on his 275th birthday, spray painting the words “racist + rapist” on it.

The incident took place at the University of Virginia, which sadly, is the same school the former president founded almost 200 years ago.

TheBlaze is reporting:

A statue of Thomas Jefferson was vandalized with the phrase “Racist + Rapist” sprayed around its base with red paint Friday at the University of Virginia — the college that Jefferson, the third president of the United States, founded nearly 200 years ago.

The vandalism on the school’s Lawn was discovered Friday — Founder’s Day — which would have been Jefferson’s 275th birthday, WVIR-TV reported.

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“The university is disappointed that individuals vandalized the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the Lawn on the day that we honor his contributions to our University and to our democracy,” the university said in a statement, the station reported. “The university recognizes the complexities of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy and continues to explore them fully and honestly.”

The Charlottesville school added that it “welcomes open and civil discourse on such important issues. However, acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion,” WVIR reported.

The station said the vandalism likely took place during the overnight hours and that crews had cleaned off the words later Friday morning. Police are investigating.

A lot of the hoopla surrounding Jefferson has to do with the fact that he was a slave owner and that he was also accused of fathering a child with Sally Hemings, who was one of his slaves.

However, much historical research has been done over the years and the whole Hemings incident has largely been challenged and debunked in a 2011 book, “The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission.”

While many of our Founders were flawed individuals, we owe them a great debt of gratitude, for without their risking their lives, sacred honor, and fortunes, we would not be living in a free country today.

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