36"x48" Acrylic on Canvas
Growing up in Oakland had its trials and tribulations but also opened my eyes to the true struggle that it is to be a young black man in this country. Always assumed guilty, the odds continually stacked against them... I could go on and on... Our POC don’t stand a chance in a system rife with systemic racism…Look no further than Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Clinton Allen, John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Laquan McDonald... this list grows and grows. As a mother my heart aches, as a human being on this earth I can’t sit idly by... saytheirnames and let us never forget that blacklivesmatter
This piece itself is a fictional portrait, it isn’t of one particular POC, my hope is that this brings our attention not to an individual but to the issue as a whole. These are our sons and daughters, these are our friends, our neighbors, our classmates... they are WORTHY.