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    Arizona school asks artists to lighten face of Hispanic student on mural

    Artists who painted a mural at an elementary school in Prescott depicting four students, with the most prominent being a Hispanic boy, were asked to lighten the faces amid taunts and tensions.

    R.E. Wall, the artist who heads the Prescott Downtown Mural Project, told a local newspaper passersby regularly shouted racially charged comments at his group while they were creating the mural at the Miller Valley Elementary School.

    "You're desecrating our school," "Get the ni---- off the wall," "Get the sp-- off the wall," were common, Wall said. "The pressure stayed up consistently," Wall said. "We had two months of cars shouting at us."

    The mural shows students using various methods of "green" transportation, but the colors of the students have generated all the attention.

    The mural flap comes amid growing tensions over Arizona's strict new immigration law that has drawn nationwide criticism and praise.

    The ranting of one city councilman seems to have revved up the controversy in the community.

    I'm not completely sure why the school is doing this, but it really doesn't help Arizona try to claim they're not racist at all.
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    Re: Arizona school asks artists to lighten face of Hispanic student on mural Read mo

    "I am not a racist individual," Blair said on a radio show last month, "but I will tell you depicting a black guy in the middle of that mural, based upon who's President of the United States today and based upon the history of this community, when I grew up we had four black families - who I have been very good friends with for years - to depict the biggest picture on that building as a black person, I would have to ask the question, 'Why?'"
    A better question would be... WHY NOT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    A better question would be... WHY NOT?
    Yeah.. Im confused on where the issue is here.

    So what, the biggest picture is a black dude...

    Who gives a ****?
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    Arizona school asks artists to lighten face of Hispanic student on mural




    I'm not completely sure why the school is doing this, but it really doesn't help Arizona try to claim they're not racist at all.
    Because there is a vocal minority of idiots your going to paint an entire state Racist?
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    Re: Arizona school asks artists to lighten face of Hispanic student on mural Read mo

    UPDATE - the school has now said they are not lightening faces.

    the mural is being restored to its "original theme."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    UPDATE - the school has now said they are not lightening faces.

    the mural is being restored to its "original theme."

    "Restored"?
    What, had they already started lightening faces?

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    Re: Arizona school asks artists to lighten face of Hispanic student on mural Read mo

    Here's an interesting opinion piece:

    Arizona mural pales in comparison to Philadelphia


    I had not realized the children depicted in the mural were actual children.
    That makes it even worse.

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    Re: Arizona school asks artists to lighten face of Hispanic student on mural Read mo

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Here's an interesting opinion piece:

    Arizona mural pales in comparison to Philadelphia


    I had not realized the children depicted in the mural were actual children.
    That makes it even worse.
    I love how Blair says they have no problem with diversity in their community so WHY on earth did they have to put a dark skinned kids on the wall?

    If you had no problem with diversity in the community, then a dark skinned child no the wall would be no big deal.

    This is what happens to a lot of people who are afraid of their own racism. They've convinced themselves that they aren't racist, so they go public and say something like: I have no problem with dark-skinned people. I just don't want them on my murals. I'm not racist, I just don't want to see pictures of black and brown kids. That's all.

    And you know that there will be people who will still support him and he'll still insist that he's not a racist.

    All the while, this poor kid Mario is being told that his skin is too dark and it should be lightened to make the town of Prescott feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Because there is a vocal minority of idiots your going to paint an entire state Racist?
    To clarify: I'm not saying that Arizonans as a whole are racist. However, there are a lot of fears out there that their new law is going to be used to harass or target hispanics, that it might be put to racist ends. Something like this just exacerbates those fears.
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    Re: Arizona school asks artists to lighten face of Hispanic student on mural Read mo

    I wonder if there would be equal outrage if a white kid was on the mural and someone said to darken the face. Honestly, this is a non issue.
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