Donda Donda Deluxe

Donda Donda Deluxe

Regular price $10,000.00

4"White Cable Ties, 18LBs tensile Strength

Racism in society has shifted from overt acts and messages to subtle, implicit microaggressions ingrained in nearly all aspects of society. These are furtive insults, verbal, nonverbal, and/or visual, directed toward people of color automatically or unconsciously by well- intentioned individuals who are often unaware their actions reflect their implicit bias.

The weight of these stereotypes underpins very real consequences… stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt and ultimately feelings of invisibility and powerlessness. These works make the “invisible” visible in order to stop the endless cycle of oppression and pain inflicted on people of color.

• Have you ever been in a store, bar, or restaurant and felt you were next in line for service only to see that a white patron got served instead?
• Have you even been followed by security while shopping in a store?
• Have you been asked to identify yourself in your own parking garage, home or apartment and prove you ‘belong” there?
• Have you even been mistaken for “the help” in a store, bar or restaurant?
• Have you ever been the only person of color in a meeting and a so-called black issue comes up and suddenly you feel all eyes are on you-that you are supposed to have the "appropriate response"- as if you speak for all black Americans?

The weight of these stereotypes underpins very real consequences… stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt and ultimately feelings of invisibility and powerlessness. These works make the “invisible” visible in order to stop the endless cycle of oppression and pain inflicted on people of color.