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Street Artist Delivers Powerful Message To White America

“America is black. It is Native. It wears a hijab ... “


Oklahoma has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1968, and this year’s result was no different. Donald Trump won 65.3% of the state’s vote.

A powerful work of public art mounted in Oklahoma City on Sunday addresses those who gave credence to the racist, xenophobic and misogynistic language that dominated the president-elect’s campaign.

The piece, by street artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, pays homage to black Americans, Muslim Americans, American women, Latino Americans, and American immigrants ― all the populations deemed “other” and so loudly forsaken by the dangerous rhetoric of Trump’s camp.

“After the election, I immediately knew I wanted to make some public art during my trip to Oklahoma in a few weeks for Thanksgiving,” the artist wrote in a comment in Instagram. “I wanted to make something in a very Republican state that was a challenge to whiteness. So, I used a couple of recent drawings, one old drawing, and a drawing I did the day before installing this of my mother, to put together a diverse group of folks.”

The piece reads: “America is black. It is Native. It wears a hijab. It is a Spanish speaking tongue. It is migrant. It is a woman. It is here. Has been here. And it’s not going anywhere.”



More; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tatyana-fazlalizadeh-street-art_us_583c9912e4b04b66c01b53ea?section=us_black-voices

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Tatyana's work is breathtaking in it's power. Look in their eyes, all four of them, they draw you inside and gives you a glimpse of their souls.
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