Some guy calls me and says “Doesn’t that look like a big old black guy in the middle of that picture” and I says, “It does, maybe it has something to do with the guy who’s in the White House. Whether you like it or not, he’s our President and he is black.” There’s nothing racism [sic] about what I just said. It’s a statement and it’s a fact.
Yes, there’s nothing racism about thinking that a kid who attends a local school has no right to be depicted on a mural. We have a black president, and that filled our country’s quota of blackness for the next couple of years.