“Blackface” statue removed from Tulare Fair after recent concerns raised

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) —

The Tulare County Fair received some backlash after some say a statue on the fairgrounds was offensive.

Below is a picture ABC30 Action News viewer Carrie Crawford sent us of a minstrel clown she says mocks and demeans African Americans people.

She wrote, “The statue is extremely culturally insensitive and a depiction of how African Americans were viewed in the past. African Americas do not celebrate these parts of history as positive and fun. Jumpin Jim Crow and blackface are demeaning and hurtful.”

Crawford says it could be seen at the “J” Street entrance of the fair.

We received this statement from the fair: “Close to a dozen wood carvings were commissioned by the Tulare County Fair in the 1990s from artist Andy Enzi, a talented wood carver from Calaveras…

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