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Prescott officials want faces lightened in school mural

Artists say Prescott officials have asked them to lighten the faces on children depicted in a school mural.

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Jun 4, 2010, 3:58 pm
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Disgusting.

Would have been nice to see a photo, though.

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Jun 4, 2010, 4:06 pm
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Trying. Most pics are from other media. However, if one of our readers was to track one down and post it . . .

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Jun 4, 2010, 4:09 pm
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Sorry I can’t help in that department!

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Jun 4, 2010, 4:30 pm
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Yeah, couldn’t find any images except for this one of the ‘Go on Green’ mural, here’s the link…

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/06/04/2010-06-04_arizona_school_asks_artists_to_lighten_face_of_hispanic_student_on_mural.html

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Jun 4, 2010, 7:45 pm
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Thanks for the link, K.K.

Hideous people ...

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Jun 5, 2010, 12:35 pm
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I should probably be the poster child for Prescottonians who do not agree with this mural.  I have grown up in Prescott, I went to Miller Valley School, I am a history major who can’t stand desecrating historical buildings, I think people who move here should become part of our community not try to change it to be like where they came from, and I drive past the mural every day.  When they started to paint, I was thrilled!  The Mural Mice have painted several fantastic murals all over Prescott but they have all been hidden!  You have to actively seek them out.  This mural is beautiful and it accentuates that there is a wonderful diverse population in Prescott.  Steve Blair is quoted in the Daily Courier as saying,“I don’t see anything that ties the community into that mural.” What about the fact that there are more than one race making Prescott their home?  That child painted in the center of the mural could be of Hispanic, Yavapai Apache, or even Italian descent. Which one is not considered appropriate to be a representative of the Prescott community?  Blair can’t stand the word diversity?  Get over it! Diversity is a large part of what makes Prescott and any other community wonderful.  I’m proud to raise my children in a diversified Prescott!!! Also, if one feels the need to preface a comment by stating that they are not a racist, it is an excellent indicator that they most definitely are exactly that!

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