"...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 from the mural, and now the school principal has ordered the faces of the Latino and Black students pictured on the school wall to be repainted as light-skinned children...
And these children...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.” (READ MORE)
Arizona's post-passage of SB 1070 is on racist overdrive. The man responsible for the Miller Elementary School mural controversy is City Councilman Steve Blair, a radio host on KYCA. He stirred up enough racist hatred up in this town that little kids are in peril. He earned the "Assh•le of the Day" award from the blog The Feminist Texican.
KYCA radio host and Prescott City Councilman Steve Blair
"the principal was the one who asked the artists to lighten the faces, he’s not even the asshole I’m talking about: City Councilman Steve Blair spearheaded a public campaign on his talk show at Prescott radio station KYCA-AM (1490) to remove the mural..." said Texican. (See mural photo here)
"Arizona Elementary School Will Whiten The Faces Of Its Own Students On A Mural Because Some Racists Yelled At It...this is just the worst story in the world..." (Read More at Huffington Post)
Prescott City Councilman Steve Blair, who also has a daily radio show on Fox News-owned radio station KYCA-1490-AM wants the mural taken down completely...the school principal asked the artists to lighten the faces of the children in the picture. This request follows harassment of those same artists by drive-by wingers flinging racial epithets at them while they were painting it. Welcome to Arizona.
Lighten the skin tone on the faces of the children in the picture, because we cannot have brown children representing the children of Prescott.
Hear that, Arizona? That's the sound of the term racist being slapped all over your state whether it's deserved or not. That's the sound of Rupert Murdoch bringing his peculiar brand of thought-cleansing to your backyards. Do not, under any circumstances, make brown children look beautiful without changing their skin color. (Read More at Crooks and Liars)
"Apparently an artistic view that thinks happier and brighter means lighter.
And for the record, the faces in the mural were drawn from pictures of children who attend the school." (Read More at Daily Kos)
Contact Councilman Blair