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    'Hate' Painting Prompts Online Feedback, Forum
    The Arts; Posted on: 2007-04-05 11:26:01 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    "Politically its OK to hate the white man"

    David Pendered
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    A racially charged painting at Atlanta’s City Hall East has ignited a discussion on the Internet page of a nonprofit organization that says the interests of white people are being ignored.

    Decatur artist Alvaro Alvillar said his painting, “Formula for Hate,” has generated lots more conversation than he ever intended. It consists of 33 U.S. flags and two sentences with no punctuation: "Politically its OK to hate the white man" and "Is it OK for me to hate if Ive been a victim".

    More than 30 responses posted about the artwork on the Web page of American Renaissance News romp across the spectrum of America’s racial conversation. The monthly magazine is published by New Century Foundation of Oakton, Va., which reports on its federal tax filing that, "all American racial and ethnic groups except whites have organizations that advance their interests—- most often at the expense of whites."


    The one outburst occurred as Atlanta police Detective Ken Allen, representing the police union, was saying some union members object to Alvillar’s painting being displayed in a hallway that leads to police headquarters. Two union members filed formal complaints last week with the city, contending the painting creates a hostile work environment.

    News Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution/American Renaissance


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