2010-06-04

I See Black People


Arizona, you're proud of your racist reputation and plan to hold on to it as long as you can. A elementary school decided to paint a mural on their wall and used some of the students at the school as actual models. The mural depicts children using "green" transportation. Apparently this offended people. In particular Steve Blair, a city councilman.

"I am not a racist individual, but I will tell you depicting a black guy in the middle of that mural, based upon who's president of the United States today and based upon the history of this community when I grew up, we had four black families - who I have been very good friends with for years - to depict the biggest picture on that building as a black person, I would have to ask the question, 'Why?'"


Why not? Well here is the answers that Steve Blair, the man who came up with the question gave:

"I'm not a racist by any stretch of the imagination, but whenever people start talking about diversity, it's a word I can't stand."


"The focus doesn't need to be on what's different; the focus doesn't need to be on the minority all the time."


"What these people don't like is somebody forcing diversity down their throats."


I didn't know pictures of minorities was "forcing diversity" down people's throats.

Why does Blair think of Obama when he sees a little brown face in a painting?

The worst part is the kid in question was modeled after a hispanic boy, not a black one. So really, do brown and black faces offend people now?