June 4, 2010

Arizona School Demands Black & Latino Students’ Faces On Mural Be Changed To White

(Article reprinted from Wonkette)
Hard to find even the Gallows Humor in this story, so maybe we won’t even try. Maybe it’s time to admit that large chunks of America are in the hands of unreconstructed racists and vulgar idiots, and that the popular election of a black man as president just might’ve pushed these furious, economically doomed old white people into a final rage that is going to end very, very badly. Ready? Here you go: An Arizona elementary school mural featuring the faces of kids who attend the school has been the subject of constant daytime drive-by racist screaming, from adults, as well as a radio talk-show campaign (by an actual city councilman, who has an AM talk-radio show) to remove the black student’s face, and now the school principal has ordered the faces of the Latino and Black students to be changed to Caucasian skin. This is America, in 2010, and there’s a dozen more states and endless white-trash municipalities ready to Officially Adopt this same Official Racist Insanity.
From the Arizona Republic: 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 ….
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).”
The children depicted on the mural, as we mentioned before but feel compelled to repeat, are little kids who go to the school — “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.”
And these children, for the past several months as this happy mural encouraging “green transportation” was being painted by local artists, have been treated to the city of Prescott’s finest citizens driving by and yelling “Nigger” and “Spic” at this school wall painted with pictures of the children who attend the school. And this has been encouraged by a city councilman, Steve Blair, who uses his local radio talk show to rile up these people and demand the mural be destroyed.
And now the faces are being painted white, “because of the controversy.”
Remember where you were, when you could still laugh about teabaggers and racists and Arizonans, because funny time is almost over. If the unemployment keeps up — one in five adult white males has no job and will never have a job again — and people keep walking away from their stucco heaps they can’t afford and the states and cities and counties and towns keep passing their aggressive racist laws to rile up the trash even more, shit’s going to very soon become very bad, and whether it’s the National Guard having wars in the Sunbelt Exurbs against armies of crazy old white people who are finally using their hundreds of millions of guns, or whole Latino neighborhoods burned to the ground the way the Klan used to burn down black neighborhoods a century ago, we are in for a long dark night and no light-colored paint is going to fix that. [AZCentral via Wonkette operative AZW88]

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Anonymous said...

black people mostly support arizona law, are they racist old white people too.

Snickerdoodles McPoppycock said...

Huh? You mean the Arizona law to paint ethnic minorities white on kids murals; or....???

faxer said...

The point being, Im pretty sure the people who complained about the mural were not latino or african american and that kinda narrows it down a bit.

faxer said...

SOME Arizonians have been drinking thier fair share of white power aid for breakfast. It's always cool to be proud of who you are but not at the expense of another race whether it be black, white, asian, latino, or anything else. This shit is out of hand AGAIN.

hacksaw jim chuggins said...

check out the most recent john campaign add and try not to laugh. that old racist is at the core of their problem..

Anonymous said...

So who really thinks there aren't a shit-ton of Latino's that are racist as fuck towards blacks (and whites). By definition La Raza is a racist organization. Beside the fact that there's a race war going on in Los Angeles with open season declared on blacks by Latino vatos. And L.A wants to boycott Arizona ... DaFuckOuttaHere with that shit. You gonna stop importing electricity from there. L.A. pompass ass holes.

The Feds aren't protecting the border of Arizona and they are sick of the crime wave that has resulted.

Many L.A. support Arizona,

More than 60 people spoke on both sides of the issue and Molina repeatedly had to ask the gallery to stop applauding or booing comments. Among those in attendance were relatives of Jamiel Shaw II, a high school football star who was shot to death in Arlington Heights in 2008. Pedro Espinoza, an illegal immigrant and alleged gang member, has been charged with the killing and is awaiting trial.

"My son would be alive right now if the Arizona law was in effect in California,' said Shaw's father. "Mark Ridley-Thomas is in my neighborhood. He knows in the black community that helped him get elected, we're not for (the boycott)."

whole story:

Anonymous said...

And to even publish a story from the Wonkette and act like it is a news outlet is a joke in and of itself.
That's like posting a story written by Glen Beck or Hannity. Suckers.

Anonymous said...

And if you follow up the story on Wonkette, the guy got fried from his radio job and the mural will stay as is, no skin lightening.

Snickerdoodles McPoppycock said...

Wether Wonkette reported it of Jesus Christ himself, the story was true, so what's the problem? The bottom like is Arizona along with many other Republican red-states really love stirring up racial conflict as a divisive wedge issue when they feel that the white vote is slipping too far towards rational. Obviously, border security needs to be stepped up. That doesn't mean painting all murals chock full of white people, nor hassling every Latino person making motherfuckers carry around birth certificates and shit...

Anonymous said...

With Wonkette you should not use the term "reported" because when you add opinions like,

"Maybe it’s time to admit that large chunks of America are in the hands of unreconstructed racists and vulgar idiots, and that the popular election of a black man as president just might’ve pushed these furious, economically doomed old white people into a final rage that is going to end very, very badly"

What studies and polls back these allegations?

You are not a reporter, you're a uninformed columnist with bad taste at best, but more likely a simple provocateur.

That's why if you post a story from Wonkette I'm going to question it. Just as I would question something from Limbaugh.

Surely you could have found the same story from a more credible source. I state again ... STEP YOUR GAME UP.

Anonymous said...

This mural issue & Arizona's new immigration law are two completely separate & different issues. All you have to do is say the word "racist" & everyone gets all hot & bothered.