What it looks like when Jesse Jackson Sr talks.
I don’t generally post pictures of artworks, but when i do they’re fly (i want you to go see em).
I like that people aren’t going to like it (at least of bat) and I understand why, despite there being a genuinely solid artistic application in the mix. Albeit one in perhaps a different palette than folks are used to. It’s not a new concept with dude for that to happen. Its just an electro punk shade of paint.
….yeahhhhhhhhh, even I on’t know yet.
“ Individual white people, moving from denial of race to awareness, suddenly realize that white-supremacist culture encourages white folks to deny their understanding of race. Yet when the denial stops, it becomes clear that underneath their skin most white folks have an intimate awareness of the politics of race and racism. They have learned to pretend that it is not so, to take on the posture of learned helplessness. ”
I am not even going to speak about willfully ignorant White people. I am talking about White people who are fairly well-read, know how to research (if they’ve done it on their own, for a job or amidst academia) topics and seem to be able to process ideas and thoughts on a variety of topics…except race. Except “isms.”
It’s funny how someone White who may be fairly smart or even a scholar turns into a complete babbling spoiled brat who cannot operate Google, let alone a scholarly journal database, exercise a library card’s purpose, or simply LISTEN to Black people’s experiences and take them AT VALUE. This learned helplessness that bell speaks of is reprehensible. It’s practiced and taught to them on the matter of race. They posses the intellect to understand this; it’s just that many are unwilling and not compassionate enough to do so. Many Whites teeter amidst the binary of denial and guilt (read: conservatives and liberals, respectively).