Approaching anti-racism by teaching students the principles of responsible art-making
OP-ED BY PASTOR ISAAC SCOTT IN THE COLUMBIA DAILY SPECTATOR
There are generational implications for Black and Indigenous people of color when they are misrepresented in the arts by predominantly white producers and narrators who pass down procedural techniques, essentially laying the foundation for standards in contemporary art and design. More importantly, this is significant because in popular American culture, eurocentric narratives and stereotypes about people of African descent continue to shape cultural aesthetics. Representation is always at stake for Black people, and stereotypical portrayals of African Americans continue to evolve in the 21st century.
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