The beginning of a forged identity

In many conversations about culture and representation, I think back to a documentary that articulated my thoughts on the issue. The old saying, “Presentation is everything” still applies strongly when considering the causes of social and political issues. This film demonstrates the false identity that portrayed African Americans in a particular way, despite what statistical data shows; and I believe we are seeing the last remnants of “the old image” legacy in Non-Black Americans. The work McFadden does, aims to counteract those remnants by reestablishing the individual’s (Who happens to be black) identity and tell the individual’s stories, which will, in turn, represent the multi-facets of the Black American Identity. If you are attending the artist talk August 11th, consider this when having the conversation.

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JTRobinson

Artist and Business Professional working to build a stronger community for the Arts.

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