Her tumultuous charcoal drawings enshrine an unresolved US narrative filled with racism, martyrdom, and political violence.
Marc Jacobs’s Tone-Deaf Appropriation of Dreadlocks
Marc Jacobs committed the most blatant act of cultural appropriation at this month’s New York Fashion Week.
Artists Consider Race in Response to the American Revolution
The curatorial scheme of the Race and Revolution exhibition at Nolan Park on Governors Island is bold and seditious.
Imagining Alternatives to the Racist Paintings in Minnesota’s State Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Looking lost and helpless, a Native couple in “Discoverers and Civilizers Led to the Source of the Mississippi” are surrounded.
What Did You Do on Your Sabbatical?
BOSTON — I was on sabbatical, so I had time. Time to create turned into time to think, and I couldn’t think about anything other than death.
A Village Named Whitesboro Votes to Keep Its Insanely Racist Seal
Yay, democracy? Residents of the aptly named New York village of Whitesboro, in the town of Whitestown, voted Monday to keep their controversial village seal, which looks suspiciously like a drawing of a white guy strangling a Native American man.
University of Kentucky Covers Up a Racially Charged Depression-Era Mural Amid Community Debate
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Universities across the country are having productive conversations about race and representation, but what happens when campus public art is caught in the crossfire between a desire to preserve history and cultural sensitivity?
Opera in Yellowface Hastily Canceled After Public Outrage
“White people have always slipped in and out of the experiences of people of color and been praised extravagantly for it,” Jenny Zhang, the poet and Rookie magazine contributor, wrote in an article for BuzzFeed about the erasure of Asian American narratives in Western culture.
#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Target Confederate Monuments
Yesterday, officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found a statue commemorating Civil War Confederate veterans spray-painted with the words “Murderer,” “KKK,” and “BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
Confederate Monument Watch, a New Genre of Journalism
In the days since Dylann Roof murdered nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, many have called for the removal of the thousands of Confederate flags, memorials, and monuments displayed in public spaces throughout the US.
How Artists Can Help Us Conceive of New Flags and Monuments for the US
All flags bear the stain of conquest.
What Should Be Done with the US’s Many Confederate Monuments?
Yesterday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol.