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Unarmed
Unarmed
2016

Unarmed

Is this what they feel just before the trigger is pulled? “Unarmed” represents innocence found guilty as a result of America’s deeply saturated history of bigotry, racism and ignorance targeted at Black people. His face is jet-black, ripped from the continent unknown? Those sworn to protect and serve us see him as half a man. He is only half a man because he was cut down before he had the chance to realize his potential. “Whose fault is this?”

His arms are crossed in defiance as he protects himself from the guns pointed at him. He has no weapon but is seen as a threat. The stigma of the confederate flag with its stars and bars present him as a target. He has now become a symbol of that bigoted hatred that refuses to die … justifying those in authority the right to take one’s life. The two drops of blood represent the bullet wounds of what they see as just another dead nigger. “NO!” You just killed another Black male who never got the chance to father another generation!