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"This is not a post-racial world.

Pretending that these problems are not still a very real part of people's lives is not helpful; it doesn't solve the problem, it just makes people feel better about themselves when there isn't anything to feel especially good about yet. It's sort of like changing your twitter icon to green for the Iranian election protests, or changing your Facebook profile pic to a cartoon character to prevent child abuse. "Slacktivism" is the term. Race may not matter to you personally, but I imagine you aren't blind to it either. There is nothing gained by pretending race doesn't matter to other people except complacence."

- ~whitetrashpalace

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GIMP 2.0 for all manipulations. Girl was desaturated in two different ways using monochromatic channel mixing. Ancient warmth action available on my website was applied to the greyscaled pieces.

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One of the most intriguing quotes I have come by so far during my time on dA. On a side note, why is racism generally portrayed as black and white...where's the yellow :lol:

Playing around with design and ideas.

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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"anti-racist is code for anti-white" is code for dumbass
evelynthevampire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I love it! May I use it in a video in a video I'm making? I'll make sure to credit you and put a link to this in the description.
patriotpride Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Anti-racist is code word for anti-white.
patricitia432 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Artist
i don't get how is this pic racist
khaledmid Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hey roseonthegrey...
i need your help about something...
i love a girl, and i pay attention to here, but what
also shall i do to win this love,, this is my first experiment...
HeartbreakHannah Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
This is really good. It gives you a different view on racism and how we are actually not different from one another. [:
DarkoNash Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
half the reason I say I'm black all the time
Lainawolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
The photo is very cute ^..^ the outfit is adorable. The title is a little odd to me, I havent really seen much racism in my life as of late due to the fake post-racialism (I feel that everyone is racists/sexist/ect. Humans have survived this long due to our fear of things that are different. This is not really valid in this day and age since murder has Severe reprecussions which keeps most of the populace from self destructing. Honestly, its hard for me to trust anyone, especially people of the male persuasion based off of events in my past. I can honestly say that if you are male and you walk past me on the sidewalk, I will cringe wether you are blue, green, black, white, yellow, gold, ash, or cyclops.

But this brings me to something else entirely. Is being racially aware automaticly make you bad? All of the races and nationalities have unique cultures, diverse languages, interesting quirks, and different medical requirements. You definitely do not want a racially blind doctor because there are sicknesses that hit Native Americans harder then anyone else, different blood compositions in Africans, Asians have different dietary needs, caucasians have odd reactions to sunlight. Racial blindness means we ignore culture and take people for their actions instead of their appearance. There has to be a decent middle ground here.

Slacktivism is something I personally hate.. I also hate the notion that every little thing requires my compassion. I have enough crisis in my life to care about something I can't even effect. Life is hard and beautiful. It is intolerable and amazing. Earthquakes are going to happen and so are miracles.
SkunkHat Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Photographer
I love this idea/concept.
Racism is such a real thing, and people ignore it.
What I love, when people claim not to be racist, they then name all their friends of other race.
It just amuses me.
Thank you for sharing your art!
sar-the-scare Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Racism and prejudice are still very much prevalent, it is just that we seem to see far less discrimination. There's a difference. We need to start seeing each other as who we are, not as who we think we must be because of a skin color or religion or anything else that gives us false preconceptions. It's not a problem that's ever going to completely go away. We will always recognize the differences between us, and that's okay. That can be a good thing, actually. It's just that we must also recognize that we are the same.

Great concept and manip, Jean. :heart:
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