Artists told to LIGHTEN UP kids of color in AZ school mural

Altered mural fuels racial debate in Prescott
by Dennis Wagner
The Arizona Republic

A group of artists has been asked to lighten the faces of children depicted in a giant public mural
at a Prescott school.

The project’s leader says he was ordered to lighten the skin tone after complaints about the children’s ethnicity. But the school’s principal says the request was only to fix shading and had nothing to do with political pressure.

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