I do not doubt the reality and power of artistic empathy. But any true empathy would have shown Schutz that as a White person, she is part of the cabal that created the bloated, broken body in her painting. As someone for whom this act was ostensibly done, her place in the story was in the barn where Emmett was tortured and murdered, with the lynchers, not in the funeral home with his mother.
I am going to try something new, I hope you enjoy it. Like the vast majority of aspiring […]
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It is awfully hard not to see the last 500 years as a litany of horrors, provided one hews to the moral ideas which allow us to go outside and reasonably expect that we will not be murdered and eaten. That these horrors are
foundational to the rise of Western/White dominance is frequently a source of embarrassment, even for those who claim to feel no embarrassment.
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I’ve been wrestling with how to approach the recent attacks on police officers. A condemnation doesn’t seem right.
When I first read the name: Alton Sterling, I was scrolling down my Facebook feed at 11 pm […]