Friday, June 4, 2010

Remember, In Arizona, It's Not About Race

In Prescott, Arizona, some adults and children working together to paint a school mural on a downtown corner with the faces of local students as the subject matter, have been subject to a constant barrage of racist approbation shouted at them as they work because some of the students depicted are black or hispanic.
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)."
Well, that's surprising enough... even in Arizona. But wait:
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.
Oh for fuck's sake. Welcome to America 2010.

And you know what? I agree with Wonkette: You really can blame this on Obama.
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.

1 comment:

ed said...

You are right on Jil. I lived in AZ most of my life and this makes me sick. I will be movinf to CDO in a few months ...not soon enough.
i will tell everyone i am from a more tolerent state like Mississippi. By the way, i diffenently will travel to Jasaan to check it out. It sounds like the type of place im looking for.