BLACK PANTHERS WHITED

10 Feb

BLACK PANTHER 68WE RECENTLY TOUCHED UPON WHITE PRIVILEGE & WHITE WASHING, ONLY TO HAVE US SMACK US IN THE FACE ON PUBLIC ACCESS TV.  LONG RUNNING SOFLA CULTURE PROGRAM ART LOFT  ATTEMPTED AT SHOWING A SELECTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PRESENTED BY WHITE GATEKEEPERS.  AT THE NORTON MUSEUM OF ART, CURATOR TIM WRIDE, INVITED FOUR UNIVERSITY ASSISTANTS TO HELP PRESENT A RETROSPECTIVE OF BLACK PANTHER CULTURE FROM THE 1960S TO THE PUBLIC.  THE FOUR CANDIDATES CHOSEN WERE ALL CAUCASIAN FEMALE.  THE ECHELONS OF THE EXCLUSIVE POST GRADUATE EDUCATION ART SYSTEM ONCE AGAIN REARS ITS HEAD.TIM WRIDEDOCUMENTATION OF LAST TRUE BLACK RESISTANCE IN AMERICA, ONLY ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LENS OF WHITE ACADEMIA.   IS IT INSULTING TO BE “EDUCATED” ON THE COINTELPRO TACTICS, CONCERTED INFILTRATION & DESTRUCTION OF THE BLACK RESISTANCE FROM ACADEMICS, WHOS PRIVILEGE SHIELDS HER FROM THAT SAME LEVEL OF RACIAL OPPRESSION EXISTING TODAY?WHITER CHICKSWHILE IT IS NICE TO LOOK AT BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY IN A MUSEUM, IT HAS NO REAL CONTEXT TO CONTEMPORARY CULTURE WHEN IT IS DISCONNECTED FROM ITS PEOPLE, & REPRESENTED THROUGH THE LENS OF THE DOMINATOR CULTURE, LIKE IT HAS BEEN DONE GENERATION AFTER GENERATION WITHOUT ANY HESITATION.EXCLUSION IS RACISM

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