Friday, June 04, 2010

And The Old White Lady Moans

Maybe you remember that old white lady on TV moaning, "I just want my country back," in regard to President Barack Obama and Democrats. Maybe you just didn't get it:
The "Go on Green" mural, which covers two walls outside Miller Valley Elementary School, was designed to advertise a campaign for environmentally friendly transportation. It features portraits of four children, with a Hispanic boy as the dominant figure.

Uh oh...
The project's leader says he was ordered to lighten the skin tone after complaints about the children's ethnicity. But the school's principal says the request was only to fix shading and had nothing to do with political pressure.

Well certainly not,
City Councilman Steve Blair spearheaded a public campaign on his talk show at Prescott radio station KYCA-AM (1490) to remove the mural.

In a broadcast last month, according to the Daily Courier in Prescott, Blair mistakenly complained that the most prominent child in the painting is African-American, saying: "To depict the biggest picture on the building as a Black person, I would have to ask the question: Why?"

That wouldn't lead to bad behavior or anything would it?
R.E. Wall, director of Prescott's Downtown Mural Project, said he and other artists were subjected to slurs from motorists as they worked on the painting at one of the town's most prominent intersections.

"We consistently, for two months, had people shouting racial slander from their cars," Wall said. "We had children painting with us, and here come these yells of (epithet for Blacks) and (epithet for Hispanics)."

In case you didn't follow the link, this is - big surprise - Prescott, Arizona. You suppose that country that lady was bemoaning was the one with 3/5 vote? Where's that damn whip and manacles?


Urban Pink said...

Think that's just Arizona? Not. Haven't reported this before but in the vein of Jon Stewart's "You're not helping" I witnessed construction worker union members in L.A. CA using every racial and ethnic insult to Jews and a black security guard at my preschool. They were quietly taken to court for hate speech. Have to get back to you on what happened.

Chuck Butcher said...

No way it's just AZ, look at the SC State Sen with his raghead BS. I had a young man tell me a bit over a year ago that racism is dead in the US - sadly he actually believed it.