Arizona School Mural: Too BROWN for Prescott, wtf???

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    Jun 07, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
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    Arizona School Mural: Too BROWN for Prescott, wtf???
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    Arizona Sheriff Arpaio deports undocumented mural ;)
    icon_lol.gif Not really but still crazy:
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    Is it about the Art or is it about Racism??

    You may have to read all the articles to get a full grasp of it but ..

    Apparently some children on a school mural did not have the complexion for the connection.

    Some people complained about large dark people in the mural so it was ordered for the children to be white-washed to the correct "skin tone" icon_redface.gif Fortunately an outcry was raised and the darker skinned children were spared icon_eek.gif
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/04/arizona-elementary-school-mural_n_601436.htmlAn 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.




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    Jun 07, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/06/04/20100604arizona-mural-sparks-racial-debate.htmlThe 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.
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    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.
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    That's about as racist as it gets. We're beginning to see Arizona for its true "colors" and they're lilly white. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    so confusing .. the "big black guy in the picture" (actually a Latino boy) has something to do with Obama (@ 5:32 in video)?

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    Jun 07, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    OMG someone get my ass out of Arizona now!!!! icon_surprised.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    Lenoxx said OMG someone get my ass out of Arizona now!!!! icon_surprised.gif
    Well that is up to you, but just don't get on the bus Sheriff Arpaio sends .. you might look suspicious! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    http://gawker.com/5555807/arizona-elementary-school-whitens-faces-of-black-and-latino-students-on-school-mural

    http://wonkette.com/415809/arizona-school-demands-black-latino-students-faces-on-mural-be-changed-to-white

    http://animalnewyork.com/2010/06/arizona-school-mural-whitewashed/
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    Have you been to prescott? I'm so glad I don't live in Maricopa county anymore.
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    Jun 07, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    HMM...cant wait to see what happens next in this BULLSHIT ASS state. counting the days, COUNTING THE DAYS.
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    Jun 07, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    Wilton saidThat's about as racist as it gets. We're beginning to see Arizona for its true "colors" and they're lilly white. icon_razz.gif


    Please don't display your ignorance. Not all of AZ it like Prescott.

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    Jun 07, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    ja89 saidHMM...cant wait to see what happens next in this BULLSHIT ASS state. counting the days, COUNTING THE DAYS.


    Your ignorance is amazing.

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    Jun 07, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    This would be a perfect satirical joke if it wasn't real!

    And really, how on Earth do you say why is there a black kid on a painting and then say it's actually everyone else who's making it about race?
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    Jun 07, 2010 6:02 AM GMT
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    ja89 saidHMM...cant wait to see what happens next in this BULLSHIT ASS state. counting the days, COUNTING THE DAYS.


    Your ignorance is amazing.



    how am i Ignorant when i see shit like this all the time ALL around Arizona. Your comment was directed to the wrong person. Im not ignorant for supporting diversity and standing by it even when a councilman states something about why a black kid is on there as the biggest part of the picture. if you didnt know this, this exudes racism and someone being an asshole. NO, his words dont speak for everyone, but they do speak. Also with that said, how could you attack me for what that man said which is what we as people have been striving to break apart from those type of thoughts. But of course, there will be people like you who will always say the person in the wrong is the person who supports the right. You my friend are part of the reason why we think arizona is a BULLSHIT ASS STATE. Sir, your ignorance is amazing to me. once again, Im Counting The DAYS!!!
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    Jun 07, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    i think they should repaint the mural with a gay face. let's see them define and depict THAT. mwahahahahaha (anybody remember the jakebenson thread with gay faces??)
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    Jun 07, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    Since no one bothered to post it, here ya go!!

    Racism lost. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/04/arizona-elementary-school-mural_n_601436.html

    The link has been updated. The mural is being restored as it originally was painted!
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    Jun 07, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidSince no one bothered to post it, here ya go!!

    Racism lost. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/04/arizona-elementary-school-mural_n_601436.html

    The link has been updated. The mural is being restored as it originally was painted!
    Actually, that is in the first article I posted (click the link in quote) .. also I said
    Fortunately an outcry was raised and the darker skinned children were spared
    There are also the videos that explain that. Golly, I am hurt you didn't read all my info .. I put a lot of research into this icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 6:39 AM GMT
    And I just chastised someone else for not lifting a finger to type a nine letter word and I didn't read the links initially. When I did today, I thought the author had simply updated them and since I didn't see any reference to the mural being restored, I decided to post. Forgive me, Active.....icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 6:44 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidAnd I just chastised someone else for not lifting a finger to type a nine letter word and I didn't read the links initially. When I did today, I thought the author had simply updated them and since I didn't see any reference to the mural being restored, I decided to post. Forgive me, Active.....icon_cry.gif
    lol! its ok i was just kidding icon_biggrin.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jun 07, 2010 10:30 AM GMT
    Geez Arizona ...... icon_confused.gifWTF?
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 07, 2010 11:51 AM GMT
    Blair: "To me, it wasn't about race. They made it about race."


    Simply ignorant.
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    Jun 07, 2010 11:59 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidso confusing .. the "big black guy in the picture" (actually a Latino boy) has something to do with Obama (@ 5:32 in video)?



    4:17 Is he saying "Should an Arab being painted..." or "Should an arrow be painted..."


    Notice how Blair deflects away from his original criticism of the race of the subject in the mural, to the existence of murals on public buildings. The racist got caught speaking like a racist and now he's trying to change fact in order to make everyone else seem like the bad guy. This is usually how bigots react...
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    I just want to punch and kick something every time I read an article like this...
    Have we really not progressed beyond this yet?
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    I guess there are lots of ways to look at this:
    http://gawker.com/5555807/arizona-elementary-school-whitens-faces-of-black-and-latino-students-on-school-muralThere's also a city councilman named Steve Blair who has a little AM radio talk show, on which he's been railing for the mural to be painted over. Not because there are brown people on it, really, but because the looming presence of a brown face — larger than the white faces! — is causing unnecessary controversy:

    "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."

    Ah yes. The inherent shit-starting of painting a mural of children who look different, because they are actual kids at the school, who look different. Mr. Blair himself had nothing to do with stirring up needless controversy, obviously.
    What is he saying? Giant illegals scare people? could be a sci-fi movie icon_surprised.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair said
    dancerjack saidi think they should repaint the mural with a gay face. let's see them define and depict THAT. mwahahahahaha (anybody remember the jakebenson thread with gay faces??)


    Yes that was hilarious...


    PIC #1: NORMAL FACE FOR COMPARISON
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    PIC #2: GAY FACE
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    PIC #3: GAY FACE (CLUE FACE VARIATION)
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    PIC #4: SEVERE GAY FACE
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    PIC #5: SO-GAY-IT'S-PELOSI FACE

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    Jun 07, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gifWe were talking about giant murals in Arizona, not murals in the forums!