There's a new art installation in the center of our neighborhood. This little park is right in front of the elementary school (there are also two pre-schools and a day care center located in the same complex as the school). My first thought was how cute and colorful it is, and what a big improvement it is over what was there before, a sort of giant egg carton caterpillar type thing. Then I took a closer look. (Click on the photos to see them better)
The two little girls each have book bags. The boy with long hair is talking on a cell phone, no book bag.
The two little black boys are separate from the other kids. Do they have book bags? No, each carries a ball.
And guess who is on top of the world?
Maybe I'm overly sensitive, but this is something kids ages 3 - 11 are going to see every day for 9 years. Something tells me a message is being delivered here.