Friday, June 4, 2010

More AZ Madness & Thurgood

Just when it you think things can't get worse...they do. The inmates are definitely running the asylum in Arizona.

From Wonkette...
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 (get this) 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.

We went to see Thurgood this evening at the Kennedy Center, a one-man performance about Thurgood Marshall who is brilliantly portrayed by Laurence Fishburne.

It was an excellent show but now I'm left pondering how far we've come thanks to the dedication of Thurgood Marshall and many others but yet how very far we still must go before racist crap like that displayed in Arizona will cease to be acceptable.

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