Azikiwe Mohammed


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By re-contextualizing welldefined and documented ideas / display methods traditionally attributed towhite people and their accompanying history I hope to offer a different look orstarting point for a current conversation about black history / people. Boththe black race and the white race are American constructs that are maintainedto protect white interests. If these two races / ideas are constructs, than isthe history based on these things a construct as well? Is this history asmalleable as the lies we are fed in retellings of events passed? What if wewere given a different starting point? What if the language that has beendeveloped to talk about whiteness was used to describe blackness? What wouldthat look like? Once placed back in their appropriate historical context dothese new images carry the same message? I am still not sure of an answer but Iam working to find out.

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