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    Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    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.
    "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.
    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.



    But the biggest human being on the mural happens to be..........

    BLACK!! OH.MY.GOD!!

    Said the City Councilman:

    "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?'"
    Translation - I have lots of black friends, and I like black people, as long as they know their place.

    That says it all, folks.

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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    If the black kid was in the far background and the white kids were at the very front, making the assumption that whites are the leaders and blacks the followers, we would never hear the end of it.
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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    "Why can't we all just get along?"
    I am tired of the political correctness BS. We should be beyond this. We will never have an equal balance in the workplace based on race and the percentage of the population. People need to quit reading to much into things. Those complaining on either side of the mural painting have issues imo.
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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    I would refuse to change the mural.
    If the artists comply by making the faces "lighter", I would sneak out to the mural in the middle of the night and spraypaint all the faces brown in protest.
    If they repainted them, I'd do it again and again.
    I wouldn't care if I got caught, either.
    I don't give a crap about the rules of racists.

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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    I say take the mural down altogether. Problem solved. Everybody happy.
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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    I think they should have been told to make it less ugly. That thing is hideous.

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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    Any time someone says "I am not [insert type of bigot here], but..." he is absolutely a bigot. But the truly awesome thing is even if bigots learn all the codespeak for "I am a bigot" and avoid it impeccably, they still can't help the fact that they don't see themselves as bigots and will give it away every time.

    he was told to make the children's faces lighter and happier.
    (boldface mine)

    Huh...

    I don't even really know what to make of that.

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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Any time someone says "I am not [insert type of bigot here], but..." he is absolutely a bigot. But the truly awesome thing is even if bigots learn all the codespeak for "I am a bigot" and avoid it impeccably, they still can't help the fact that they don't see themselves as bigots and will give it away every time.



    (boldface mine)

    Huh...

    I don't even really know what to make of that.
    What's really sad, is that we live in a society where a person can't make a criticism without first qualifying that they're not a bigot.

    he was told to make the children's faces lighter and happier.
    Perhaps he wasn't referring to race, at all? Political correctness run amuck, perhaps? Again!!
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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's really sad, is that we live in a society where a person can't make a criticism without first qualifying that they're not a bigot.
    Thank you for proving my point in a timely fashion.

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    Re: Arizona artists told to repaint mural to be less ethnic

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I say take the mural down altogether. Problem solved. Everybody happy.
    No. The kids at the school, along with the parents of those kids, would be getting screwed. They liked it, and damn it, it's THEIR neighborhood. It doesn't belong to the busybody city councilman or any other the other assholes who want to ruin something good for those who actually live there.
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