Monday, April 12, 2010

post #4 choice 1

The poem by NIKKI-Rosa, i find it to be a work of political art. The reason why i find this piece a work of political art, is because of its content. It speaks of a time in history relating to a time of events in African American culture and people.Then it expresses personal emotions to were it relates to say, regardless of the struggle there was love in the family or community of these people. protesting that that black love is black wealth like if the white man wrote of it they would not understand its meaning.
I think this is the type of work Larry Neal call for . The type that shows old traditions and brings new ones. It is what Neal speaks about defining history in their own words , their values and morals a sense of self expression of topics relating to them and only them.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I think she's also responding to something that really gets going in the 70s and 80s where the political discourse looks at African-Americans and at the poor and sees only deficiencies - like the famous Moniyan study that said the problems in black communities came from black women being too strong.