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Arizona Mural: Hispanic Children´s Skin Color ´Lightened´ After Complaints


The leader of a project to lighten the skin color of Hispanic children depicted in an Arizona public school mural said he was told to do so after people complained about their ethnicity. The school´s principal denies any political pressure.

The mural, designed to advertise environmentally friendly transportation, features an Hispanic boy prominently. R.E. Wall, the mural project director, said artists were subjected to racial slurs from passing motorists as they painted it.

"We had children painting with us, and here come these yells of" racial epithets for African- and Hispanic-Americans. Prescott City Councilman Steve Blair has led a campaign to remove the mural, asking why the biggest figure is a minority.

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ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
I saw this the other day and was convinced it was an article from the Onion. Wow though, just wow.
  by: crazywumbat   06/06/2010 06:49 PM     
This story just proves how racist and bigoted the citizens of Arizona are. Shame on you Arizona. Shame on you for your racist immigration views and your hate filled hearts toward anybody that isn´t Arizona Caucasian. Grow up Arizona or secede from the US.
  by: Lurker     06/06/2010 06:55 PM     
"This story just proves how racist and bigoted the citizens of Arizona are."

Wow, that´s a pretty generalized statement if I ever heard one. That´s like saying all blacks are violent rapists because they´re (statistically) more inclined to commit violent crimes and rape.

"Shame on you for your racist immigration views and your hate filled hearts toward anybody that isn´t Arizona Caucasian."

Again, a ridiculous statement! What you really wanna say is "shame on you Arizona for passing legislation to help stall the INVASION of illegal Mexicans in Arizona".

"Grow up Arizona or secede from the US."

I´m pretty sure some southern states tried that one back in the 1800´s and the north started a war over it. Oh wait, I forgot, the war was over slavery and the Union states were just fighting for the noble cause of black freedom, right? *rolls eyes*

  by: rippler2k3   06/07/2010 01:05 AM     
while its probably not a good idea to put all arizonians in the same boat. It´s still pretty bad that they have to take down a mural because it features a minority...
  by: m.i.a.elite     06/07/2010 01:19 AM     
Agreed. I just didn´t like the cut of Lurker´s jib ;)

Likewise, a lot of people don´t like mine. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
  by: rippler2k3   06/07/2010 01:35 AM     
  If The Racism In Arizona Is Just A Minority  
it is time for the majority to take their country back and correct the abundant racially bigoted laws and behavior of their state.
  by: ichi     06/07/2010 02:21 AM     
  Education is the answer...  
for Lurker, riddler and those in Arizona who offered their negative comments about this mural.

Lurker would benefit from learning that not every person who votes different than he is a racist or a misanthrope.

Rippler and those highlighted in this story could benefit from learning that this is a country of immigrants and that the sentiment of Emma Lazarus’ poem is still respected by true patriots as much as it is by those who wish to better themselves in a new land.

If those in rippler´s camp would put down their torches and pitchforks and actually help make the immigration policy in this country work, we would no longer need this "war" on immigrants.

Wars don´t work. The war on drugs is a failure, the war on terrorism is a failure, the war on alcohol clearly failed and a war against those who actually helped to make this country what it is today will end in failure.

Educate yourselves my friends and please stop looking at everyone you don´t know or who is different than you as your enemy.

  by: bbeljefe     06/07/2010 06:17 AM     
  News flash  
Going out of your way to get a picture from the most diverse school is eugenic racism - the issue is racial because the artists/patrons went out of their way to make it so. That is so in Arizona, or any other place a certain minority is chosen for otherwise unrelated subjects.

That "making them look happer" crap is just pure tripe.
  by: H. W. Hutchins   06/07/2010 07:03 AM     
The issue is racial because people are looking at race.

Black kids learn that white kids are different colors than them because they can see and likewise with white kids, Latino kids, middle eastern kids and Asian kids. Did I leave any colors out? If I did, sorry.

The bottom line is that kids learn to dislike those who are different than them from ignorant parents.

  by: bbeljefe     06/07/2010 07:42 AM     
  Ignore Lurker  
He´s one of the bigger trolls on SN. He´s like the Steven Colbert for Liberals.

As for the story, **cough cough** bull S**T policial fairty tale **cough cough**

sorry little bit of congestion there.
  by: moxpearl   06/07/2010 01:38 PM     
  Good Quote from the Article  
"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."

Let´s scrape a little harder to try to make Arizona look bad, MMMM-Kay?
  by: moxpearl   06/07/2010 01:40 PM     
Thanks for the compliment. I do my best. Conservatives can´t recognize truth, so I try to bash them over the head with it as often as I can.
  by: Lurker     06/07/2010 04:31 PM     
  Arizona Does Not Need Any Help Looking Bad  
It is doing a marvelous job on its own.

The South used the same excuses and arguments to justify it´s racial bigotry supporting segregation.

It took a large federal "boot on its neck" to enforce change in the south, it looks like it is needed here.

  by: ichi     06/07/2010 09:47 PM     
  I find this interesting...  
and will continue to make note of this issue as it develops...

You see, the brown shirts are coming. And the fools who support this English is not just for England anymore, and white is not just a lack of color anymore... movement are missing a the singular point of what is happening in the u.s.a.


The less money there is, the less opportunity there is, the more politicians try to displace blame on immigrants and minorities... they say, we are in this mess because of Obama´s black and immigrants are taking all the lawn mowing and field picking jobs...
They are all criminals and vandals... scary gang members...

All the while the facts state that there are greater number of drug users and dealers and gang members who are citizens... the money was robbed by white collar criminals who are now free to continue influencing financial policy. An English company is poisoning American waters and no one is complaining about the $200,000 jobs leaving to India and China... because that´s just capitalism at its best.
In fact they say, it´s all this socialism that´s hurting us. We should just chase all the immigrants away and blame the minorities... and the corporations are our friends...
The more corporations are in bed with a strong government - the closer we are to fascism.

Keep blaming the immigrants... I´ll sell my book after the fascists take over and i document what they do to these fools in Arizona! It´ll be a blood bath.
  by: mexicanrevolution   06/07/2010 11:34 PM     
You think the US is in a state of corporatocracy right now that will eventually lead to fascism? Or do they go hand in hand?
  by: vhan     06/08/2010 12:11 AM     
  Prescott, AZ is as peaceful as it gets  
All of this AZ hating is just rediculous, some of you need to grow up.

I personally live within a quarter mile of this school, I play basketball there a few nights a week. Let me tell you people there is very little to no racism in this part of Arizona. Your always going to have those few backward hillbilly racists but that´s everywhere you go! Oh and BTW, our new immigration law is NOT racist, it´s you people looking to create something out of nothing that keeps racism alive in this country.
  by: grego85   06/08/2010 01:50 AM     
Comment not directed at you...

I don´t entirely agree, but I´m not out to argue today...
  by: H. W. Hutchins   06/08/2010 02:49 AM     
  this is not a country of immigrants  
study your facts boys and girls :-D
  by: Key2000     06/08/2010 04:23 AM     
Better yet, prove yours.

  by: bbeljefe     06/08/2010 04:43 AM     
  @BB Part-1  

This letter sent to Tennessee Senator Bill Frist from a retired border patrol agent,
and it has more common sense than all the bull being spewed from the Senate,
with the exception of a few sensible representatives.

Dear Senator Frist:

There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens,
particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens.

1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want US citizenship. Americans are very vain
thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a US citizen. Mexicans, and
other nationalities want to remain citizens of their home countries while obtaining
the benefits offered by the United States such as employment, medical care,
instate tuition, government subsidized housing and free education for their
offspring. Their main attraction is employment and their loyalty usually remains
at home. They want benefits earned and subsidized by middle class Americans.
What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without paying
the price.

2. There are no jobs that Americans won´t do. Illegal aliens are doing jobs
that Americans can´t take and still support their families. Illegal aliens take
low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence home, share expenses and
send money to their home country. There are no jobs that Americans won´t
do for a decent wage.

3. Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They are NOT
homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their home countries.
They come to send money to their real home as evidenced by the more than 20
billion dollars sent out of the country each year by illegal aliens. These illegal
aliens knowingly and willfully entered this nation in violation of the law and
therefore assumed the risk of detection and deportation. Those who brought their
alien children assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their children.

4. Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens constitute less
than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages and benefits for lawful
US residents.

5. This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born
Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by
immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on
this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another.

6. The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal aliens are not
immigrants by definition. The US accepts more lawful immigrants every year
than the rest of the world combined.
  by: Key2000     06/08/2010 04:59 AM     
  @BB Part-2  
7. There is no such thing as the "Hispanic vote." Hispanics are white, brown,
black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Republicans, Democrats,
Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The so-called "Hispanic
vote" is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get the Hispanic vote is a dead end.

8. Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans have
resented the United States. During World War I Mexico allowed German Spies
to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the US. During World War II Mexico
allowed the Axis powers to spy on the US from Mexico. During the Cold War
Mexico allowed spies hostile to the US to operate freely. The attack on the Twin
Towers in 2001 was cheered and applauded all across Mexico. Today Mexican
school children are taught that the US stole California, Arizona, New Mexico
and Texas. If you don´t believe it, check out some Mexican textbooks written
for their school children.

9. Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better life, there are 6
billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of those live on less than one
dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a valid excuse to break the law and sneak
into America, then let´s allow those one billion to come to America and we´ll turn
the USA into a Third World nation overnight. Besides, there are 280 million native
born Americans who want a better life. I´ll bet Bill Gates and Donald Trump want
a better life. When will the USA lifeboat be full? Since when is wanting a better
life a good reason to trash another nation?

10. There is a labor shortage in this country. This is a lie. There are hundreds
of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives, senior citizens, students,
unemployed and underemployed who would gladly take jobs at a decent wage.

11. It is racist to want secure borders. What is racist about wanting secure
borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak
into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens,
children and other legal residents? What is it about race that entitles people to
violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying
the price? For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure
our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These
politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society has
resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There has
already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will
be more. You, as a politician, have a choice to offend the illegal aliens who have
stolen into this country and demanded the rights afforded to US citizens or to
offend those of us who are stakeholders in this country. The interest will be steep
either way. There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning. Do you have the
courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow to the wants and needs
of those who don´t even have the right to remain here?

David J. Stoddard
US Border Patrol (RET)
Hereford, Arizona less
  by: Key2000     06/08/2010 05:00 AM     
  by: Key2000     06/08/2010 05:08 AM     
  This is interesing  
February 22, 2002

  by: Key2000     06/08/2010 05:19 AM     
I´m not sure what type of common sense you´re subscribing to, but that is COMPLETE nincompoopery.

I mean, five on that list alone reeks of such profound ignorance that the mind reels.

"This nation was settled and founded by
immigrants (legal immigrants)."

First, we can ignore the fact the legal vs. illegal immigration was a foreign concept to the above described situation. But implying that this country was founded on a basis of moral righteousness and ignoring the spirit of imperialism that resulted in the subjugation of the entire native populace is, pardon the expression, damn retarded.

Bullet-point eight reeks of neo-conservative rhetoric. While "stealing" might carry a slightly misleading semantic connotation, refusing to acknowledge the parts of this country which would acquired under dubious circumstances is idiotic.

Bottom line is Americans DO refuse to do those jobs. Yeah, I´m sure that many people would be willing to work 14 hours a day in grueling conditions doing nothing but manual labor for $20 an hour, but the fact of the matter is that most of these companies hiring out illegals can´t afford to pay that. If you´ve ever worked at any type of landscaping business, you would know how difficult it is to remain financially solvent in the off season, which takes up nearly half of the year. So until ´native´ citizens of this country are willing to work under the same conditions and for the same pay that both illegal and legal immigrants do, points one, two, three, and ten are moot.

Bottom line is, this David Stoddard is making up a reality that does not exist. Poorly veiled bigotry is still bigotry. And you failed to prove the point that BB asked you to.
  by: crazywumbat   06/08/2010 05:26 AM     
read his statement in 2002 above your reply, however I am native american indian and I could care a less, actually our tribes were here and it is known most all that came into this land are consider rapist amongst the tribes that were allowed to live .. HA, can you imagine that sh*t .. allowed to live, that´s right buddy, that´s the way it went down, many tribes (races) are now instinct because of you immigrants.
  by: Key2000     06/08/2010 05:32 AM     
  @crazywumbat - fixed typos  
fixed typos

read his statement in 2002 above your reply, however I am native american indian and I could care a less. And actually our tribes were here before white men and hispanics (from the south), and it is known to most all tribes (the tribes that were allowed to live), that those who came into this land are considered rapist amongst the tribes and the land .. HA, can you imagine that sh*t .. allowed to live, that´s right buddy, that´s the way it went down, many tribes (races) are now instinct because of you immigrants.
  by: Key2000     06/08/2010 05:40 AM     
  Firstly, I´m sorry, but I didn´t notice any  
corrected spelling and certainly no corrected grammar in your last rant, Key. Some changes, yes, but no corrections.

That being said, let me get back on topic... You said this:
"this is not a country of immigrants study your facts boys and girls :-D", to which I replied: "Better yet, prove yours."

To be sure, you did post a rambling letter from an angry man who has no credentials that I know of in the subject about which he speaks. Keep in mind this analogy... the fact that one has shoveled coal into the bowels of a steam powered locomotive does not make that person a railroad engineer.

Truth be told, your response to me came closer to proving your comment false than true.

One last thing to think about Key.. at the time European immigrants came to this continent and began settling this land, the USA did not exist. Further, there were indigenous people killed both before and after the formation of the USA.

Therefore, your statement that this country (the United States of America) was not founded by immigrants, is patently false.

  by: bbeljefe     06/08/2010 06:21 AM     
you haven´t done your research, have fun and good day to you.
  by: Key2000     06/09/2010 02:25 AM     
  Okay then Key...  
Can you kindly guide me to the source of truth you have learned from?

  by: bbeljefe     06/09/2010 04:00 AM     
  if i hate you all and your jibs  
i guess i´m well-rounded?
  by: djskagnetti     06/11/2010 05:10 AM     
  they come here for the freedom  
welcome to america where white is right and everything else is wrong.
  by: COPE2   06/20/2010 04:16 PM     
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