VIDEO: West Point Is Displaying a Plaque With a Mysterious Hooded Figure That May Offend Many

West Point, the United States Military Academy, has a plaque with the name Ku Klux Klan displayed with a hooded figure displayed at the entry to Bartlett Hall, the science place on the tactical institute’s grounds.

The Commission, which was laid out by Congress to give suggestions to the Department of Defense on renaming Confederate markers on US army bases, delivered their second of three last reports to Congress on Monday. The report focused on the Confederate markers at both West Point in New York and the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The commission said the plaque “falls outside” of its purview because the commission is exclusively entrusted with recognizing and giving suggestions on new names to Confederate markers at army bases. The Ku Klux Klan was founded after the Civil War by Confederate veterans. They are still active these days although they mostly work underground, the group is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The commission encouraged the Secretary of Defense “to address DoD assets that highlight the K.K.K.” and “create a standard disposition requirement for such assets,” as per the report. The marker that incorporates the words Ku Klux Klan is a piece of a bigger part of fine art, called a triptych painting, that shows up at the entry of Barrett Hall, the grounds’ Science building. The triptych painting “references the history of the United States as told in bronze relief,” and has three panels, that are all 11 feet by 5 feet, the Academy’s Public Affairs office said in an explanation. They say that it is nothing more than art that was created inspired by the events that were taken place back then.