I didn’t realize how racially ignorant I was until, at 54, I learned of Emmett Till’s murder. Late in life, I set off on a road to discover how racism came to be. Along the journey I realized racism was like an engine, built by greed in colonial times, maintained over 400 years and it drives us still.
I am determined to have the conversations, in paint and in person concerning racism in America. The confederacy lost the war and their grip on slavery. They should not be allowed to win the nation’s collective silence about racism.