Blackness Project ^00

The deep story in blackness project tells a group of people who have been divided and exploited. The systems in which these statuses were inflicted upon maybe long gone but there are effects still linger. In the form of economic and social inequality. These issues are talked about in detail in a response to the Whiteness project called the Blackness project. Unlike the whiteness project, the blackness project takes the form of a full-length documentary. Now it makes it clear within the first few minutes of the film that this is not an antagonistic response but as part of a continued dialogue between people. “What we’re having now with the whiteness project and this; this is a good form regardless of what brought us where we need to be here we need to start having these conversations to kind of make ourselves more comfortable, understanding, umm the different dynamics of people not just black, white, or you know whatever it might be, we’re people first.” Zereta.  It does well to serve as an interesting mirror into the other side of this. As it allows for a true exchange of information on ideas and how people see the world. this allows for genuine Interchange of his perspective and widens people’s field of view to issues that they may not have paid attention to before. Provides hope that maybe unlike others that have come before us we can use technology to have a definitive conversation and change. Other people in the blackness project describe frustration that Who is still having the same conversation “Having watched the whiteness project, I felt frustration. I felt frustrated because it’s a clear indication that we are still having the exact same conversation we were having when I was a child. And because I’m 64 years old, that can be quite disconcerting.” Lorna. Issues of race are not just going to disappear in an instant A couple of conversations it’s the understanding that is fostered in those conversations that allow you to slowly but surely degrade the viewpoints which keep it alive. This reminds me of something that was brought up in the documentary was only in a still photo It was the new story from CNN where Trump had called for the reduction or outright cancellation of migrants from quote-unquote shithole countries and the implication of this is that the error within these countries and why they’re bad is the “paint” in the painting and not the framing of the painting or the strokes made with the paint that is making it bad. That it’s not the strokes that are being made Put the paint itself that is destructive to painting and it’s this idea that holds us back from making it knew beautiful American painting with all the colors that represent us an all the strokes that make us equal and balanced. but it’s the problem of someone like him to decide what color should be in that painting that certain colors make the painting worse and this does not only stem from a lack of perspective, but it lacks creative thought into how this issue could be remedied in the matter of as to allow them to enter the painting. I said it just simply easier for him to say the paint is the problem and that’s why I’m leaving it out. Let us not forget that is it is a poor craftsman who blames his tools who blames what he’s given. He blames the painting saying that it’s the colors that he has to work with that are the problem and not his lack of perspective on how these colors could work in concert.

One Reply to “Blackness Project ^00”

  1. Hi Doyle,

    There’s a lot of good stuff in this informal paper. I think you do a good job reflecting on the power and limits of racial dialogue and choose good material from the BP to work with.

    I’m confused about the whole paint metaphor at the end. Is this a standard metaphor or one you just came up with. I’m a little hesitant to consider metaphorical analyses of multiculturalism (like the tossed salad or chocolate chip cookie) because they tend to be too neat and people can make them mean whatever they want. I’d rather hear what concrete behaviors one might engage in or institutions that might be set up to contribute to reducing racism.

    One way to do this is to consider the suggestions from Olson, Yoshino, Appiah and others we’ve read.

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