gallery > 2012 BFA Senior Thesis: Out of Many, Down to one

screen print applique
45" x 60"

I was born with red-green colorblindness. My deficiency in color aided me to create this work that mimics a colorblindness test in relation to political colorblindness.
Many Americans who advocate a merit-based, race-free worldview do not acknowledge the systems of privilege which benefit them.
For example, many Americans rely on a social and sometimes even financial inheritance from previous generations. This inheritance is unlikely to be forthcoming if one's ancestors were slaves, and privileges whiteness, maleness, and heterosexuality.
Critics of color-blindness argue that color-blindness operates under the assumption that we are living in a world that is "post-race", where race no longer matters, when in fact it is still a prevalent issue.
While it is true that overt racism is rare today, critics insist that more covert forms have taken its place.