Saturday, June 5, 2010

Painting It Over

Another sign of post-racial America:

Maybe it’s time to admit that large chunks of America are in the hands of unreconstructed racists and vulgar idiots, and that the popular election of a black man as president just might’ve pushed these furious, economically doomed old white people into a final rage that is going to end very, very badly. Ready? Here you go: 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.

As Ken Layne at Wonkette points out, we’re getting to the point where we can no longer just paint over the virulent racism and hatred that’s brewing in this country at the hands of a bunch of teabaggers and losers.

A bit of justice: Steve Blair, the city councilman with the talk-radio show, has been fired by the radio station. Unfortunately, he still remains a city councilman in Prescott.