Emmett Till Painting by White Artist Draws Protest

“When does art cross into appropriation and exploitation? Baruti Kopano, an associate professor at Morgan State University and co-editor of “Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture,” weighs in on that question and discusses the controversy.”  Randy Kennedy also reviews the piece and the protest.

 

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One Comment on “Emmett Till Painting by White Artist Draws Protest

  1. Visiting the actual filming at the Whitney speaks to the undercurrent of the criticism expressed by Associate Professor Baruti Kopano when White people use their interpretation of African American pain as art. WOW! Exploration is alive and profitable, how sad.

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