“What the doin why they no jackin someone’s ass” Asked Dontavious.
“Dey’s Wacked” screamed Voltonda.
“All Crackers n Hoes” screamed Jymie.
The mural had been moved from a white childrens school which had to close as all the new children are from the Ghetto and Brown, Asian, and Black kids.
The mural — named “Child and Sports–Winter” — has been in the building since 2002. It was previously in Lowell Elementary, which is no longer open. Ethel Spears originally painted the piece in 1937 with funding from the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal agency formed in 1935 to create jobs for the unemployed and improve the country’s infrastructure.
“There is nothing offensive with the mural; it just shows all white kids playing,” said Sokol, an author and Oak Park resident. “Just because it doesn’t have any black kids, doesn’t make it offensive.
Luckily a new mural has been identified for the wall more in line with the chillin’