Thursday, June 30, 2011

Response to accusation of being "racist."

Art is open for interpretation; room for accurate definition of how one particular poem or written material which has memorialize thoughts and connotation. Thus to accuse one being racist after reading certain material is to assume one understands and has properly identify the dictionary definition as stated:

racism definition

The belief that some races are inherently superior (physically, intellectually, or culturally) to others and therefore have a right to dominate them. In the United States, racism, particularly by whites against blacks, has created profound racial tension and conflict in virtually all aspects of American society. Until the breakthroughs achieved by thecivil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, white domination over blacks was institutionalized and supported in all branches and levels of government, by denying blacks their civil rights and opportunities to participate in political, economic, and social communities.

I am an opinionated Artist whose works are sometimes embellished, concocted, inspired to stimulate minds and encourage the curious to keep reading with a totally open perspective on humankind and life. A product of slavery I fail to understand how one could be consider such when i.e., a African American man/woman history which endured brutal beginnings. The passage/voyage to America unspeakable and has certainly impacted our lives. Removing one from their origin, stifling their language and enforcing ideologies of other beliefs.

Please reference Timothy Wise "Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity."

Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome."

Peace and love to all one world

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