Pardon the broad, sweeping generalizations…but here’s the thing…
If all the non-white people are saying, “um…there are some issues we need to discuss regarding race.”
And all the white people are saying, “Everything is fine…just get over it and let’s move on.”
Then…we might have some work to do regarding race.
If you don’t see it, consider who you are talking to about the issue.
Last week I was artist-in-residence at the Everyday Democracy convening in Baltimore. I set up a portable studio and we asked participants to reply to this question:
“What is the unique opportunity or challenge of talking about race at this moment in history?”
Some of the results are listed below. You can see a full gallery of the 79 portraits on our Facebook page. I’ll be posting one each day to my social media until we get through the collection. A Peace of My Mind continues to be a project rooted in listening.
Keep talking. Keep listening. There is work to do.