"FORCED" (Richmond, VA) - (12x16) Print
“You cannot force people into a corner, and not expect them to fight their way out.”
On 5.29.30, in Richmond, VA, the Robert E Lee Confederate Monument was tagged with BLM/Anti-Police drops. This was bound to happen and it's a powerful action. The Richmond monuments are one of the most controversial physical reminders of a time where black people were not seen as equal and exploited to build this city. Everyday, black people that contribute equally to this city as their white friend’s have to drive past these statues and be reminded of the past. When Rumors of War was erected by Kehinde Wiley on Arthur Ashe Blvd, it was a breath of fresh air and relief to thousands of people as they saw a young man that looked like us, being immortalized in a beautiful way. The injustices towards #GeorgeFloyd has now exasperated this sentiment and it shows how these situations of the black plight are extremely intersectional.
People want change and accountability. We live in a system that has been strategically developed to oppress black people. Every response by local police departments, governments, and national organizations will directly influence the way that we all react and respond! What’s it going to take to get the attention for the powers that be to see these matters as serious for black people in America?
100% Of Proceeds will be donated to THE BLACK LIVES MATTER movement (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019)
#GeorgeFloyd #Justice #BlackLivesMatter #Richmond #RVA #ACAB #F12
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• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%