The Mexican flag flies no more over the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum — and the U.S. flag is gone, too.The museum's board of trustees voted to remove the flags — which had flown side-by-side since 1954 — after receiving complaints and threats about flying the Mexican flag.Questions from visitors about why the Mexican flag was being flown on U.S. soil escalated in the past couple of years, said board chairwoman Sophia Kaluzniacki.An anonymous death threat against the museum's animals made earlier this year by a phone caller also factored into the board's decision, but to a lesser degree, she said. The desire to avoid controversy on border-related issues was the main thrust, she said.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Pouring Bleach on Arizona's History
The whitewashing of centuries of bi-national identity continues.