Saturday, June 05, 2010

It's A Dry Hate In Prescott, AZ

For those of you non-POC's who for some reason think the 'Papers Please' law in Hateizona 'isn't racist' or didn't have those motivations behind it, peep the latest news courtesy of Wonkette.

Seems as though the Reich wing sheeple of Prescott, AZ have been screaming anti-Black and anti-Latino epithets at a 'Go Green' mural being painted on the walls of the most diverse elementary school in the city.

The 'Hate on the Mural' campaign was spearheaded by an KYCA-AM (1490) radio talk show host and Prescott City Councilman named Steve Blair.

According to the Prescott Daily Courier an archived broadcast last month has Blair mistakenly complaining that the most prominent child in the painting is African-American. "To depict the biggest picture on the building as a Black person, I would have to ask the question: Why?"

The mural is taken from photos of the kids who attend Miller Valley, and some of them happen to be Black and Latino.

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 Prescott'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)."

Of course Blair is executing the usual right wing tactic of denying he instigated it and simultaneously accusing the victims of making it up.

Umm hmm. If it didn't happen, then why are the Black and Latino kids being painted out of the mural on the orders of the school principal?

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good people of Prescott, AZ...we're waiting for you to speak up.

Y'all didn't learn anything from the last boycott Hateizona suffered from for its intransigence on the MLK holiday, did you?

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