Update On Prescott Mural


Check it out the Prescott AZ school district has decided not to mess with the mural and issued an apology.  Blair has lost his radio spot, yet continues to be and idiot about the issue.  He called the mural a “defacement of a historical building.” So here’s what he says is his main beef with the mural, Blair says that he doesn’t see a good representation of  the mural’s theme “Go Green”.   Alright, well then that would mean that a change to what the kids are doing to exemplify “going green”  would be in order not to the kids themselves. I like the way an article described the issue saying  the reason why they were trying to avert the mural was, because it represents change and they find  it  threatening.  That point is clearly illustrated in this quote “”It was too big, too in your face, wrong place, wrong time,” said Blair.  Great news that the mural won’t be “adjusted due to artistic issues”  because if a  city witnesses growing animosity amongst its citizens it has a duty to promote peace. It is the easy and coward’s way, acceding to those who are pro hate, discrimination, and division of the community.  By acceding, the city would be basically saying  “our city will stand for these sorts of inclinations and sentiments, such things can go on in our community. Whether active or passive, it is wrong to support such detrimental tendencies.

For more on this story & videos, including one of Blair on the radio talking about the mural visit the following link

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/060510_prescott_fired

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Lighten up, no really we don’t like ethnic representations


An elementary school in Prescott Arizona  altered a  mural that depicts the faces of its own students. Why?  It has been reported that intolerant antagonizers where driving past the mural and yelling racial slurs, not only that but  city councilman Blair had an issue with it as well. He stated on the radio that when he saw the mural and the fact that the   focal point was a black person one question came to mind “Why?” The spineless jelly fish of administrators who are not only tolerating this bull crap but acceding to it say that it was nothing more than a touch up, brought on by issues stemming from an artistic point of view. That they thought lighter shading represented the kids “coming into the light”.  I agree with the HuffPo reporter there are no two sides to this story, and it’s a shame that the story is not being diffused in a broader manner. I also agree with the fact that the school should have said NO WAY to the ludicrous idea of messing with the way the mural was. Ironic, yesterday on Twitter I read a tweet by someone who said he had gone out to a Mexican restaurant in solidarity, to show support to the business and its owners, he said “If they get rid of them you know who’s next”

READ ABOUT THE MURAL IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

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

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/06/04/20100604arizona-mural-sparks-racial-debate.html

Fighting:discrimination, fear, and hate. What it means to get on the bus!


Video of those ridding in  the caravan of buses headed  to Arizona in order to make their presence felt and voices heard, against racist law SB1070. This video posted by Jose Lara. Mr. Lara is a social justice educator with United Teachers Los Angeles and  Union del Barrio South Central L.A.  He is the 2010 winner of California Teachers Association’s Cesar Chavez Human Rights award. Find him on Facebook and YouTube by searching JoseLara’s Video Blog

RADIO AD AGAINST SB1070 ON DODGERS RADIO LISTEN TO IT HERE:

http://launionaflcio.org/fullstory/?id=1306

Artists Call To Boycott Arizona


It’s not about breaking or protecting the law it’s about breeding ill will amongst communities. These “United States” politicians are propagating and heralding division. It’s completely oxymoronic to say that there are no ill intentions behind the laws emerging as of late in Arizona. Bottom line:  whether you’re out there personally slinging racial slurs and committing hate crimes or giving people a thumbs up and a green flag  for such sentiments in the form of “legislation”it all amounts to the same thing = obtuse thinking. These so called heroes and patriotic protectors are after all politicians and if it’s one thing politicians are good at, it’s underestimating the public and believing that they are especially easy to manipulate  in times of crisis .  The obscuring of facts and  fear mongering are they’re choice of weapons.

VIOLENCE RAMPANT DUE TO IMMIGRANTS: LEARN ABOUT THE LIES THEY TELL AND FACTS THEY OBSCURE!

http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/05/26/violence-on-the-mexican-border-misconstrued/

ARTISTS WHO ARE BOYCOTTING ARIZONA AND THEIR PETITIONING EFFORTS AGAINST SB 1070

http://www.thesoundstrike.net/

THE EFFECTS OF FEAR AND HATE MONGERING.  THE STORY OF A RACIST, HATE DRIVEN MURDER

http://www.truthout.org/welcome-arizona-its-a-dry-hate59883

SHOW US YOUR PAPERS AND THEN WE’LL STILL DEPORT YOU

As long as you have your papers everything will be ok. People are overacting and propogating false fears. Here’s how false our suspicious and fears of SB 1070 were. Even though he clearly presented his papers ( ID and birth certificate) a Chicago man was detained for three days.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/eduardo-caraballo-puerto-rico-deportion-94795779.html#ixzz0ov39q1xC

SB1070:Texas Teacher Singles out Latino student


The Mexicans with their attitudes are the racist ones.” Continuing to point at Ortiz, she allegedly told the class that Mexicans always “expect handouts” and “soon it’s going to be the United States of Mexico,

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE BY ANDREA NILL @ http://thinkprogress.org/2010/05/17/texas-latino-immigration/

The racists coming out of the woodwork now with movements like SB1070 being backed by the government there is no longer a need to wear a mask. They are openly brandishing their hate and prejudice.

SB 1070:Ethnic Media Unites


Video 40 representatives of Asian, African-American, Muslim, Latino, and Native-American media and immigration advocates got together to discuss how to be a voice for truth and diversity during a time when lies and racism are is being propagated. Their  goal is to diffuse  accurate information on Arizona’s new immigration law, SB 1070.

http://newamericamedia.org/2010/05/ethnic-media-join-forces-against-sb-1070.php

“Los Suns” speak out against SB1070 & more Testimonials


Video project by LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens)  featuring the reaction and opinions of those who oppose the unfair law.

Featuring : Phoenix Suns, Shakira, and a Soldier

http://unitearizona.org/testimonials/