Most minorities, however, who regularly encounter difficulties due to race, experience colorblind ideologies quite differently. Colorblindness creates a society that denies their negative racial experiences, rejects their cultural heritage, and invalidates their unique perspectives."
— Monica Williams, Ph.D for Psychology Today, “Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism (via willworkforwords)
—Kara Walker, commenting on Jen Graves’ piece exposing artist Charles Krafft as a white supremacist and Holocaust denier. His work, which often uses NAZI imagery, has always been assumed to be “ironic” until now.
He makes ceramics out of human cremains, perfume bottles with swastika stoppers, wedding cakes frosted with Third Reich insignias. Up-and-coming artists continue to admire him. Leading curators include him in group shows from Bumbershoot to City Arts Fest. His work is in the permanent collections of Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and the Museum of Northwest Art, and it’s been written about in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Artforum, Juxtapoz.
Horrors upon horrors.
And for the record, “ironic racism” makes me puke all the same
Most people who are jokingly racist/homophobic/sexist aren’t actually joking at all, and if they are then they stop being jokes after a while. The more you say this kind of stuff the more you start to believe it, no matter what context you’re saying it in.
Also, don’t read this article if you would like to avoid having blood shoot out of your eyes.
i nodded along with every bit of this, except i guess the day drinking part because i’m a loser
This is actually a super important point - too often class issues in the US are obscured by issues of race.
Martin makes this point so well.