An artist's decision to prominently feature a non-white child on an elementary-school mural in Prescott, Ariz., sparked so much controversy that school administrators asked him to "lighten" the child's face after a city councilman launched a campaign against the mural, according to the Arizona Republic...
The mural, which was funded by a state grant, features the faces of four actual students at the school and is intended to promote biking and other environmentally sustainable modes of transportation. The most prominent face on it belongs to a Latino student.
Really? Really? This seems reasonable to people? Like, people who don't have pointy white hats and matching bedsheets in their closets?
Maybe this comes from living in San Antonio, but I cannot fathom a) not being able to tell a Mexican from a black person (!) and b) even thinking about asking an artist to lighten the face of a mural subject.
Dark-skinned people are offensive? What year is it again?