Good old U-T readers

“Faith vs. Faith” by Daniel Ruanova

Um, so, every time there’s a story about Tijuana in the Union-Tribune, the list of online comments that follow are almost always disturbingly racist.

My art collective got some coverage about our upcoming Tijuana show in the paper today, and after getting a call from a guy who called me a “puke face,” we got the e-mail copied below.  Racism at its best:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Donna Curran <>
Date: Jul 15, 2008 9:24 AM
Subject: Offensive picture

Your choice of picture for todays Union Tribune, back page of the Health section, called inappropriately “My Faith vs. Your Faith”, is very offensive.  The wording on the left is offensive.  A way for TJ to say what they think of us?  They are not our friends.  We have good artists here. We don’t need TJ’s offensive art.  You need to be more careful in your choices.


About Kinsee Morlan

Arts and web editor at San Diego CityBeat. Interested in art and the Tijuana/San Diego border.
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3 Responses to Good old U-T readers

  1. cleo says:

    OK, but I don’t see any racist comments yet on the UT website about the exhibit.

  2. Katie Bee says:

    ” A way for TJ to say what they think of us? They are not our friends.”

    Obviously this guy never went to State and partied at Club Safari.

  3. agreed… didn’t see any racist comments on the website, but clearly the emailer Donna doesn’t get it. Why did she email you and not the UT? I can see some folks being upset about the F word on display (doesn’t bother me) but why she takes it to assume it is an anti-US statement because the artist is from Tijuana? and so what if it is! too bad I just moved to Albuquerque, the show looks really interesting. I esp love the photo on the website– I’m assuming a Tijuana spin on American Gothic. nice.

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