Well, looks like things have not changed all that much in the south, racism is still alive and kicking!! EarHustle411 and the writing staff are utterly amazed at how ignorant people can be because that’s exactly what racism is IGNORANT. Atlanta police are investigating into a racist graffiti cartoon of Elmer Fudd painted on the side of a building. The drawing has him donning a police uniform as opposed to Elmer’s customary hunting gear. Of course, he has his shotgun but instead of the sign reading “Hunting Season” it reads “Negro Season”. As appalling as it is, uncommon it is not!!
Read more as reported by USA Today:
ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating controversial graffiti that was left on a side of a city building.
In the graffiti, cartoon character Elmer Fudd is wearing a police uniform instead of his usual hunting outfit. He is holding a shotgun with the words “Negro Season” on a sign behind him. The image, which included the tag name MAES, was painted on the garage of a building on West Peachtree Street.
The building’s facilities manager told police that staff first saw the graffiti Saturday. By Monday, the image had been painted over. Officials are checking the building’s surveillance camera.
“I think it’s offensive to anyone. It’s sickening,” said Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon. “I don’t think of Atlanta as that type of city.”
According to a police incident report, the graffiti popped up sometime overnight Friday and stayed up all weekend long.
In a climate where across the country, relationships between police and the black community are increasingly strained by deadly encounters, the graffiti has raised questions about its intention.
Police are trying to use the MAES tag to find the graffiti artist who would probably face charges of property destruction.
“Clearly people have a First Amendment right to express their opinion about whatever they want, draw pictures, do whatever they want,” Lyon said. “But if you’re going to do that, you need to do it on your own property. Don’t do it on someone else’s property. It’s against the law.”
A search of social media for MAES did not find any other street art or graffiti associated with the tag. It’s not recognized as an acronym either.
Police said they are heavily reliant on the public to provide tips on who created the graffiti.
Source: USA Today