Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Grand Dipshit State

Arizona has some of the most impressive natural beauty in the world.. it's also home to some of the biggest jackasses on the planet.

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.

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).”

Strange thing is.. while growing up, there wasn't any racism in my little part of Phoenix.. nor any religious nutbaggery.. nor any right wing lunacy.. such as guns and such. It was just a nice middle class upbringing. My dad said racist shit every so often but nobody really knew if he meant it or not.. or if it was a joke. My mom would yell at him, and everyone would laugh..

Other parts of Arizona are as bad as Texas.

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