NMGA // Razorlight: America
‘My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, or as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. At school, we were not taught about slavery in any depth; we were not taught to see slaveholders as damaged people. Slaves were seen as the only group at risk of being dehumanized. My schooling followed the pattern which Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative, and average, and also ideal, so that when we work to benefit others, this is seen as work that will allow “them” to be more like “us.” I think many of us know how obnoxious this attitude can be in men.’
McIntosh, P. (1988). WHITE PRIVILEGE AND MALE PRIVILEGE: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies. http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/diversity/white-privilege-and-male-privilege.pdf. Accessed 5 August 2016.
This article and song can also be paired well with the latest Michael Moore docu: Where To Invade Next. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4897822/
No More Good Art is a website where I showcase a song every week. I started by illustrating standardised covers in 2013, and the project has slowly grown to become a full-fledged design exercise.
This is the latest iteration of the project, where I connect the posts to texts that inspire me.
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