Title

Black in America

Author Information

Jordan ShackelfordFollow

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

In this piece you see five African American males dressed in suits being confronted by a white male with a gun. Despite the five males being dressed in suits,they are still being judged by the color of their skin. The white male holding the gun feels the need to protect himself when crossing paths with a group of African American males The purpose of this scene is to place the viewer in the perspective of the shooter. The objective of this piece is to bring attention to black on white shootings, police brutality, and racial profiling.

Presenting Author Name/s

Jordan Shackelford

Faculty Advisor

Elliott Jones

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Art and Design | Film and Media Studies | Illustration

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Start Date

February 2020

End Date

February 2020

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Feb 8th, 8:00 AM Feb 8th, 12:30 PM

Black in America

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Artist Statement

In this piece you see five African American males dressed in suits being confronted by a white male with a gun. Despite the five males being dressed in suits,they are still being judged by the color of their skin. The white male holding the gun feels the need to protect himself when crossing paths with a group of African American males The purpose of this scene is to place the viewer in the perspective of the shooter. The objective of this piece is to bring attention to black on white shootings, police brutality, and racial profiling.