Sadly, To Kill a Mockingbird supplanted Dixon's work as the paradigm in America's racial myth-making and no work of fiction has yet appeared to end this Atticus Finch-inspired nightmare.
Not yet at least.
|A drawing displayed in a public school in Kentucky|
Until then, we'll get more of this. [Outraged Cop Complains After Seeing This Painting At His Daughter’s School, Yahoo!, 2-26-16]:
A police officer father in the United States has taken to social media to complain about a piece of artwork displayed at his daughter’s school.
Kentucky cop Dave Hamblin is outraged by the painting which depicts two black people with a gun pointed at their head.
On one half of the painting, under the title “1930″, a Ku Klux Klan member is pointing the gun.
On the other half, titled “2015″, a white police officer is shown pointing the gun at what looks like a African American child.
The painting was from a school project inspired by racial violence depicted in Harper Lee’s book, To Kill A Mockingbird.
Police officer Dave Hamblin, who goes by the name Dave Kingmen on Facebook, says the picture is upsetting and creates “future cop haters”.
“We speak of tolerance, we speak of changing hostile environments, we speak of prejudice, and we speak of racial relations, yet, when it comes to hostility toward police, their families, and profiling them through bigotry we are expected to tolerate it,” “Kingmen” wrote.. “I will not, nor will my child.”
The cop has asked for the picture to be removed but the school has seemingly turned down his request.
“When discussing social injustice, people will likely be offended by some topic,” said Tracy Green, a school spokesperson.
“The drawing is a student’s artistic representation based on the lens through which the student viewed that issue and the student has a First Amendment right to share that opinion.”In all seriousness, how many murders did the Klan actually commit? In a span of a century, probably less than a spring/summer weekend in Chicago, when black people find shooting/stabbing other black people a popular way to pass the time.
What's funny is that in 1930, Detroit, Chicago, Newark, Camden, Gary, Rochester, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta, and Indianapolis were thriving cities, all with either small black populations or with black populations completely disenfranchised and devoid of participation in the political process.
In 2015 America, you can't go a day in Detroit, Chicago, Newark, Camden, Gary, Rochester, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta, and Indianapolis when a black person isn't shooting another black person (or robbing/shooting a white person).
There's been absolutely no progress, save the promotion of blacks and the consequential retardation of white civilization.
It's time To Kill a Mockingbird got superseded by a new work of racial fiction.