Sunday, October 13, 2013

“In mainstream American society and culture, whiteness remains an ever-present and unexamined state of mind and body, a powerful norm so pervasive that it is rarely acknowledged or even named,” says curator Maurice Berger.  
I wonder if i could examine whiteness within Hispanic culture...
or i could say this:

In a series of portraits I will make an analysis of Latino Americans as a multiracial race.  I would like to make visible and thus available the examination and discussion of skin color or race.  Hispanics do not fit into a mold or a stereotype.  In looking at the children of my neighborhood, including my own, in Arlington MA I encounter other Hispanic families with children that do not fit a stereotype.  I believe our diversity is the marvel of the world and represents one of our greatest strengths as a nation.  I cant help but to wonder what, if any, prejudice will these children experience in their future in a country where by 2020 it is estimated that 1 out of every 4 children will be Hispanic or of Hispanic decent.

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