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Artist painting mural on school in Arizona ordered to paint WHITE CHILDREN ONLY smfh

Swiffness!
Swiffness! PART OF THE CONSPIRACYMembers Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 2010 in R & R (Religion and Race)
A group of artists has been asked to lighten the faces of children depicted in a giant public mural at a Prescott school.

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.

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.

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)."

Wall said school Principal Jeff Lane pressed him to make the children's faces appear happier and brighter. (good lord)

"It is being lightened because of the controversy," Wall said, adding that "they want it to look like the children are coming into light." (*Flava Flav voice* woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww)

Lane said that he received only three complaints about the mural and that his request for a touch-up had nothing to do with political pressure. "We asked them to fix the shading on the children's faces," he said. "We were looking at it from an artistic view. Nothing at all to do with race." (BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSHEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTT)

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?"

Blair could not be reached for comment Thursday. In audio archives of his radio show, Blair discusses the mural. He insists the controversy isn't about racism but says the mural is intended to create racial controversy where none existed before. (BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTT)

"Personally, I think it's pathetic," he says. "You have changed the ambience of that building to excite some kind of diversity power struggle that doesn't exist in Prescott, Arizona. And I'm ashamed of that." (🤬 this cracka with a 🤬 carrier, no vaseline, and a M-16)

Faces in the mural were drawn from photographs of children enrolled at Miller Valley, a K-5 school with 380 students and the highest ethnic mix of any school in Prescott. Wall said thousands of town residents volunteered or donated to the project, the fourth in a series of community murals painted by a group of artists known as the "Mural Mice."

The public art, funded by a $5,000 state grant through the Prescott Alternative Transportation Center, was selected by school students and faculty.

"The parents and children love it," Lane said. (probably the same 33% that don't like the new "Where are your papers" law)

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/06/04/20100604arizona-mural-sparks-racial-debate.html

HarlemCrusader was right, they ARE steppin they game up

Comments

  • earth two superman
    earth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Members Posts: 17,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    lol 'Prescott' just SOUNDS like a racist town
  • turqiun
    turqiun Members Posts: 1,491 ✭✭
    edited June 2010
    Damn Arizona should be ashamed of themselves. I mean what kind of 🤬 is this?
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    Reason 900 why I prefer to live in a black neighborhood and reason 8787989 I don't want to live amongst white crackas.
  • Swiffness!
    Swiffness! PART OF THE CONSPIRACY Members Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    Reason 900 why I prefer to live in a black neighborhood and reason 8787989 I don't want to live amongst white crackas.

    I'm never, evvvvvvvvvver livin in Mississippi or Alabama or West Virginia or (insert racist ass redneck state here)

    🤬 , a white high school buddy of mine moved to Florida.....dude was 🤬 shocked by how racist it still is in them swamps......said the thing that blew him away was a black man nonchalantly tellin him that gettin called da n-word was no big thing, just regular everyday ish
  • Chike
    Chike Members Posts: 2,702 ✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    What else is new?
  • turqiun
    turqiun Members Posts: 1,491 ✭✭
    edited June 2010
    Swiffness! wrote: »
    I'm never, evvvvvvvvvver livin in Mississippi or Alabama or West Virginia or (insert racist ass redneck state here)

    🤬 , a white high school buddy of mine moved to Florida.....dude was 🤬 shocked by how racist it still is in them swamps......said the thing that blew him away was a black man nonchalantly tellin him that gettin called da n-word was no big thing, just regular everyday ish

    Yea I was born in Ga and now live in Seattle, WA. I haven't been to GA in almost two years but it's still racist as a 🤬 . I live in a black community but work in a white hick city. I used to live in this city too and there are almost just as many skinheads and racists hicks here than in GA. They all over. Growing up in Ga made it kinda easy here.
  • Funky Dr
    Funky Dr Banned Users Posts: 2,348 ✭✭
    edited June 2010
    America STAYS racist.... SMH
  • TheCATthatdidntDIE
    TheCATthatdidntDIE Members Posts: 918
    edited June 2010
    well, how can you know hes not telling the truth until youve seen before and after pics of the aforementioned painting? not taking a side but rather forcing an answer or some real thinking to happen here and not just what someone else said.
  • unspoken_respect
    unspoken_respect I will go where there's no path and leave behind a trail. TampaMembers Posts: 9,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    Same way black kids change the complexion and atmosphere of a pool.

    How am I not shocked about 🤬 like this but 🤬 at the same time?
  • oliverlang
    oliverlang Members Posts: 593
    edited June 2010
    smh at America taking 100 steps backwards as each day passes.
  • DarcSkies777
    DarcSkies777 Members Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    Nothing new...typical white 🤬 .
  • theillestrator
    theillestrator Members Posts: 1,085 ✭✭
    edited June 2010
    i want to visit all 50 states, if I hadn't already been to arizona, then it would have been just 49. they are just being 🤬 ridiculous.
  • Funky Dr
    Funky Dr Banned Users Posts: 2,348 ✭✭
    edited June 2010
    well, how can you know hes not telling the truth until youve seen before and after pics of the aforementioned painting? not taking a side but rather forcing an answer or some real thinking to happen here and not just what someone else said.

    Out here some old Italian straight off the boat complained about a mural that was painted on a wall in front of his doctors house of 3 kids and and old man that had brown complexions. He said "tell them to go back to Africa and paint on the walls over there" ....and he was from 🤬 Italy...


    And then the city painted over the 🤬
  • "A Tout le Mond
    "A Tout le Mond Members Posts: 121
    edited June 2010
    Nothing new. I endured three years of it.
  • DaPrinciplez
    DaPrinciplez Members Posts: 1,148
    edited June 2010
    Funky Dr wrote: »
    America STAYS racist.... SMH

    The WORLD stays racist.
    *shrugs.
  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    This 🤬 is disgusting.. 🤬 them racist crackers.. and the 🤬 that support them
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    Like the old quote goes......the more things change, the more they stay the same.
  • Swiffness!
    Swiffness! PART OF THE CONSPIRACY Members Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2010

    Let the record show that Prescott stood up against bigotry and right wing talk.

    If you are new to this story.

    School paints mural.
    Right wing nut protests that there is a black kid at the center of the mural.
    School sucks up to racism and orders the mural changed.
    All hell breaks loose as the community of Prescott and netroots goes bonkers.
    The mural is not changed.
    Right wing nut loses his show.
    America is safe one more day.
    Score 1 for good guys, that's us.


    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/6/6/873446/-More-on-Presscott
  • Copper
    Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2010
    "did you know it was illegal to be black in Arizona"-Tracy morgan

    Arizona the new 2010 Alabama