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|Member of the Prescott, Arizona City Council|
Place of birth missing
|Residence||Prescott, Arizona, USA|
|Alma mater||Arizona State University|
Steve Edward Blair (born 1956) is a member of the Prescott, Arizona city council, a co-owner of a bread distribution company, and a former radio talk-show host for KYCA. Blair is best known for his controversial statements about a mural at the Miller Valley School in Prescott, depicting students of diverse racial backgrounds.
Blair joined the Prescott City Council in 2003. Later, he joined KYCA as a conservative talk show host.
In 2010, Blair expressed concern over a mural being painted at Miller Valley School, depicting students at the school. Blair said that he was concerned about the painting, mistakenly saying that the most prominent figure was an African-American. (The figure was actually a Latino student at the school, who had been selected by his classmates to represent the students in the mural.) On his radio show, Blair said, "To depict the biggest picture on the building as a Black person, I would have to ask the question: Why?" He further urged callers to his show to contact the school and express their outrage.
After controversy erupted surrounding the comments, Blair was fired by KYCA. He said he was open to resigning from the city council, saying, "When my constituents in the city tell me it's time for me to go, and that I'm affecting how the city does its business, I will go. I ran because I wanted to help. If I can no longer do that, I'll step down."
- Lee Fang. "Republican councilman behind push to whiten children’s faces on an Arizona mural is fired by local radio station". Think Progress. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- Matt Welch (2010-06-04). "Arizona City Councilman, on School Mural: "To depict the biggest picture on the building as a Black person, I would have to ask the question: Why?" - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine". Reason.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- "Steve Blair Fired By KYCA". Prescott eNews. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
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