Sunday, November 3, 2013

Black and White Photography

A month back I came upon the photo above, an even more dramatic depiction of what would have, could have happened below, if it wasn't for one brave individual named Keshia Thomas.

Photo: Mark Brunner

Both offer such a very stark contrast to the photo(s) below. This is not to say something as simplistic as one side good, one side bad; but it is a stark reminder that the often negative and stereotypical media images of predatory Blacks and minorities in general are not necessarily an accurate reflection of the complexities of how humans of either race interact with each other- to say the very least. Sometimes, the worst of situations can bring about the very best in us, and the most innocuous of occasions give rise to the most insidious.


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