Injustice in Ink
My need to create this series arose out of my personal sense of fairness. There are few (if any) histories more unfair than how Black people have been treated by the Western world. I’ve collected stories of racial injustice over time, stories that resonated as particularly troubling, but that also surprised me or changed my understanding of our world. Many of these histories are not taught or discussed, and some have been actively hidden. Yet they have a profound effect on our lives today, and are required for understanding our current situation. They disprove the narratives that economically disadvantaged communities are at fault for their poverty, or that anyone can simply bootstrap themselves. As a white woman, I am beholden to recognize the privilege I have now because generations of my family were not deprived of life or property without the rule of law.