Text on the artwork can be paraphrased as: (African-American Male Student teasing) "Whatever, Mija (Dear). What are you doing here anyway? You ain't Black. Sign says Black college." (Afro-Latina student) "Oh! I ain't Black?!?! The ship stopped in Puerto Rico before it brought your butt to America!" This painting is inspired by the artist overhearing this actual conversation at Howard University on the steps of the Fine Arts building.
URBAN VERNACULAR ANECDOTAL
More artworks that explore personal experience micronarratives in everyday lives, history, and current events.