In Case You Missed It: When Culture Really Began to Reckon with White Privilege
“The only way to achieve equity is to expose how white privilege exists from top to bottom in many…cultural institutions, making it nearly impossible for artists of color to tell their stories on their own terms,” writes Salamishah Tillet, in The New York Times. “Fortunately,” Tillet continues, “Black artists are not waiting around for change to happen, slowly or suddenly.”
In illustrating her point, Tillet shares how Black artists – creating through their gaze – displace whiteness as the default lens to see each other, our world, and our futures.
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