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
“Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to boycottArizona by ending official city travel there and resolving, when practical, to cut off future contracts with Arizona-based businesses. That makes Seattle the 11th city to endorse a boycott of the state in opposition to its controversial immigration law. Five of the boycotting cities are in California: Los Angeles tops the list as the biggest, and its boycott could deliver the most painful blow to Arizona’s economy, as the city has $58 million in existing contracts with Arizona companies, according to the L.A. Times.
In pending city votes, some members of Dallas’s city council are considering a boycott, along with the municipal governments in
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If it’s not associated with Western or Greco-Roman civilization Arizona schools don’t want to hear it & most certainly do not wan’t to teach it. It’s not a big deal, you’ll barely notice any changes” were the lies they brazenly told us when approving SB1070, but give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. The disgusting side effects are coming on and strong. Arizona is openly, ignorantly and contemptuously targeting Ethnic studies. Guys you gotta read this awesome article
According to those cynical hypocrites Ethnic studies represent a threat and will lead to exclusion. No I think that’s your job! The truth is that learning about diverse cultures brings togetherness and understanding. They want to convince us of the exact opposite like were ignorant fools. The article talks about a school that has been teaching Mexican American studies and has seen the positive affects and the benefits that have been come about for pupils as a result of being immersed in such studies. Honestly How dare they speak so disparagingly about the desire to expand your mind and perspective . They want to limit people’s edification with ridiculously bias, selective teaching.
Not only above the law but above the constitution is what these people think they are. Well, well, well how ironic! Hmm, for people that claim to be filled to the utmost with patriotic zeal and devout love for their country, sure doesn’t seem like they have much respect for a little something called the US Constitution.
Whether they’re being sarcastic or not about the KKK remark, these fool just don’t get it.
RAIDS = BLATANT PERSECUTION! Join the fight against HEARTLESS, ambush ICE Raids! For many who are not well-informed, or perhaps uninterested in immigration issues, it is because they think the situation for immigrants is simply: you get caught ,you get told to go home. NO! People are being abused,bullied, terrorized, permanently scarred. Their lives made into a living hell by those who claim to act in the name of “PATRIOTISM” , those who claim they are only looking to protect the laws. In reality it is not patriotism, it’s CLEAR-CUT PREJUDICE! What it really is, it’s those who are filled with a SENSE OF SUPREMACY, ANIMOSITY , & who believe it is their given right to carry out twisted acts that will lead to their idea of “JUSTICE”. The government loves to approach the HISPANIC PUBLIC for two things : to APPEASE it, and to look for its support when needed, like during ELECTIONS. We do our part by: being patient,being cooperative; but then after giving them support they renege , turn a def ear to our problems, & carelessly place them in LIMBO. “We’re working on it” they say. Well, whether talks or plans are in the works or whether legislation takes time , we don’t give a care!! Do something NOW!! We know that it’s within your power! The government should not allow ANIMALISTIC PRACTICES such as raids to take place. Sometimes it seems like the nation is regressing in a major way. One of the reasons why prejudice, hate, and ignorance is making a “comeback” (as if it ever totally went away) is because the government is allowing it to be so with their passive attitude. Why aren’t they promoting respect and togetherness for our country? They’re too busy talking about the same thing over and over again not fixing a darn thing, while ignoring other important situations going on! Allowing for WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS and excessive power to be handed to authority figures who are perpetrating the senseless abuse.
September 5 and 6, 2009:
“While Sheriff Arpaio utilized most of his resources for an anti-immigrant crime sweep in South Phoenix,
African American’s were victimized by white supremacist vandalism in Fountain Hills. Sheriff deputies put a white male sited for extreme DUI back on the streets of Mesa because they had no transport available.He was later arrested the same day driving 120 MPH by Police.”- Humanleague002
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