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By rrrandy (registered) - website | Posted April 19, 2014 at 11:33:05

Hamilton could use some diversity in it's public art, whether we're talking Statues or Supercrawls. It is not out of line to think of an area as ethnically diverse as Strathcona and question that aspect of what public art would mean to the community. This neighbourhood was hit with 1970 urban renewal to make York Blvd a nice entrance to the city, at the cost of the diverse ethnic communities who actually lived, worked and played along York. So yeah, racism. I am personally in favour of more public art, I think Teenage Head were important to Hamilton/Canada music, and I will still probably vote for McHattie. But when the perfect storm hit with all three factors at play, it was a disaster, in my opinion. I'm pretty sure most things said about Mr Kerr were public record (otherwise people shouldn't say things that can't be proven true about someone - which includes I guess the cheap shot at Mr Barbieri by Joan (Anonymous) - it has nothing to do with the discussion, and it also stigmatizes people who are on welfare.) Mr Kerr was the subject of a public art project, so his background is more relevant to that kind of discussion, whether you like it or not.

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