More Arizona hijinks

I have to say that this story about an Arizona school asking artists to lighten the skin color on the face of a student on a mural sounds fishy to me. They claim that all kinds of people were driving by yelling “nigger” and “spic” at them, which I find hard to believe. I’m assuming some exaggeration.

Nevertheless, this dude is most certainly a douche:

“Art is in the eye of the beholder, but I say [the mural] looks like graffiti in L.A.,” Councilman Steve Blair said.

“I am not a racist individual,” Blair said on a radio show last month, “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?'”

The “black guy” in the mural is based on a student of Mexican descent, a school official said.

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