Created to express and process anger and despair over the unrelenting brutality of racism and the brazen murder of George Floyd.
Christine Keator Steele
BFA and Studio Certificate, combined degree from University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. MA-TESOL, Hunter College
White Privilege Crown #1: Benefit of the Doubt
I had a piece of recycled cardboard packing material that, when opened up, was the shape of a crown. I thought I'd collage it with virus imagery (corona = crown) and wear it on Skype to amuse my socially-distanced grandkids. Browsing through old magazines, I found a picture of two little White girls playing with water guns. Knowing that Black children like Tamir Rice had been shot for such innocent acts, I realized this crown should illustrate White Privilege.
White Privilege Crown #3: White Women’s Tears
At the expense of Black lives, White women in America have knowingly and unknowingly exploited their White privileged status and deluded themselves about their racial fragility.