Forged in the Fire: Black Identity and Art
by Awendela Grantham, North Carolina A & T State University
There is no room for public dialogue if we cannot identify and measure the extent of what has happened. Stereotyped representations of Black and Brown peoples exist everywhere—in art, music, TV, Internet, advertising. We are polarized between those who resist (like Nat Turner, 1831) or those who “get along” with everyone (like Rodney King, 1991). Where can we find a “safe space” for constructive dialogue about race relations?