The leader of a group of artists says he was ordered to lighten the skin tones of children depicted in an outdoor mural covering two walls of a Prescott, Arizona elementary school because of complaints that the faces appeared too ethnic.
"We consistently, for two months, had people shouting racial slander from their cars," R.E. Wall told AZCentral. "We had children painting with us, and here come these yells of (epithet for Blacks) and (epithet for Hispanics)." Wall explained that "because of the controversy," he was told to make the children's faces lighter and happier.Yea, nothing racist about it. We are only talking about a City Councilman who openly refers to Hispanics as Taco Flippers, and who complains about diversity being shoved down the throats of white people. Actually, it says more about certain leaders of Arizona's white community. But you be the judge. The images look OK to me."We were looking at it from an artistic view," Lane claimed "Nothing at all to do with race." Lane's order, however, came only after City Councilman Steve Blair had used his radio talk show to start a campaign for the mural to be removed.
But the biggest human being on the mural happens to be..........
Said the City Councilman:
Translation - I have lots of black friends, and I like black people, as long as they know their place."I am not a racist individual, 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?'"
That says it all, folks.
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