Photos: ‘Sleeping Mexican’ garden statues? What’s racist about that?

by EDUARDO BURRO on April 12, 2012 in Cultura, Las Fotos

Arizona sure loves its Mexicans!

Taos-based author John Hamilton Farr went to Tucson on family business and was stunned by the “Sleeping Mexican” statues all around his mom’s old hood. He photographed these guys “within a two or three block radius of my mother’s old place…less than 10 minutes!”

He brought the statuary to the attention of official neighborhood Arizonians. Their reply? “What’s racist about that?”

People are asking the same question in San Antonio and Tucscon.

Nine big versions of Farr’s photos are below.
And can you answer the trick question: What’s racist about that?

Sleeping Mexican statues? What’s racist about that? Answer in COMMENTS below!



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