In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “a riot is the language of the unheard.” The murders of black lives like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, and more have evolved into action, with countless taking to the streets to protest centuries of continued racial oppression once again thrust into the spotlight on the national stage.
The rebellion against racial injustice, anti-black violence, police brutality, and multitudes of other systemic racial issues in America has been heard around the world, as centuries of unheard demands for equality and equity are painted on signs and chanted by the many. These submissions respond to the Intensive’s discussion of rebellion, and the ongoing fight against racial oppression in the scope of 2020.
intro by Samuel Kulp
Kavya Bellam, Visual Art
Tanisha Long, “This is Not a Riot“
Jake Rubin, Poster