“You think you’ve been hired because you’re the right person. But once you’re inside, you realize you’re not the right fit,” says curator eunice bélidor.
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Richmond Police Admit to Tear-Gassing Peaceful Protesters at Robert E. Lee Monument
The police department retracted its previous claims that demonstrators were “violent” as part of a settlement in a lawsuit lodged by six protesters who were tear-gassed by officers in June 2020.
Banksy Sold T-shirts to Fundraise for Activists Accused of Toppling Edward Colston Statue
The shirts, which feature an empty plinth and rope, have already sold out.
George Floyd Statue in NYC’s Union Square Defaced 48 Hours After It Was Unveiled
Surveillance footage shows a skateboarder splashing gray paint on the newly-installed bust of Floyd.
How Ashley O’Shay Uplifts Black Female Activists Without Deifying Them
The filmmaker tells Hyperallergic how she spent over four years within Chicago’s movement for Black lives making the documentary Unapologetic.
The History of Anti-racist Protests in Brooklyn, From Abolition to Black Lives Matter
Launching on Juneteenth, the Brooklyn Public Library’s newest initiative examines six decades of Black-led activism in the borough.
UK’s Threat to Punish Museums for Removing Colonial Statues Is Colonialism 101
The British government’s new “free speech champion,” Oliver Dowden, has threatened museums with funding cuts if they remove controversial statues.
Need to Vent About 2020? Tell the Smithsonian Your Stories
The National Museum of American History is seeking first-person accounts for Stories of 2020, a time capsule about the whirlwind year.
Watching Whiteness Shift to Blue Via Nationalist Aesthetics
Since the 1950s policing has presented itself as a “thin blue line” against disorder — a dog-whistle connecting the Civil Rights Movement to the mobility of Black people and white fears about the loss of a permanent, racialized social hierarchy.
Protest Signs by Artists and Celebrities Sold to Benefit Families of Black Women Killed by Police
Over 140 artists and celebrities contributed to Show Me the Signs, a live auction and exhibition at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles that benefits the #SayHerName Mothers Network.
The Failure of Arts Organizations to Move Toward Racial Equity
As a field, we’ve waited far too long for these institutions to get on board. So now the call is for us: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color artists, leaders, and the organizations that serve us.
Forensic Architecture and Bellingcat Map Police Brutality at Black Lives Matter Protests
The organizations verified over 1,000 pieces of video evidence showing hundreds of attacks on civilians and journalists during this year’s demonstrations.