Something Black in America

On Thursday I took my little brothers to the Brooklyn Museum to view and hear Question Bridge: Black Males. 

This exhibition was put together by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair.

I am glad I went to the exhibit. I am now able to understand African American males a little more. Just because I am African American doesn’t mean I fully understand what my brothers are going through. I think they have to put up with things like racism a little more than their sisters.

Not only did I walk away with a better understanding of my brothers but I also walked away feeling empowered. Listening to the dialogue and having certain questions answered by men from all walks of life brought a type of energy in the room, a  feeling of being satisfied about who I am.

I would suggest this exhibition to anyone from any race, male and female. Sometimes when you learn things about others, you learn things about yourself.

The quote in the picture reads:

“There is something called black in America, and there is something called white in America, and I know them when I see them, but I will forever be unable to explain the meaning of them, because they are not real, even though they have a very real place in my daily way of seeing, a fundamental relationship to my ever-evolving understanding of history and a critical place in my relationship to humanity.”

– Carl Hancock-Rux,