This weekend I read a blog post that made me as angry as anything I’ve read recently, maybe ever. At Wonkette, Ken Layne writes about a mural at a school in Prescott, Arizona featuring kids who actually attend the school. The school attracted attention from racists in the town, led by a city councilman with his own radio show, and eventually the school principal decided to have the painters lighten the skin of the students of color in the painting. The facts speak for themselves, but do read Roger Ebert’s post on racism, written after he read about the mural.
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