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Controversial painting in Newark
Library is bared once again

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Barry Carter

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/20/2013 10:35:04 AM

Newark — The painting that caused such a ruckus at the Newark Public Library is uncovered again, viewable by all, and the controversy around it gone. You may remember a column last month about several staff members up in arms because they didn’t think the art was appropriate. They made such a fuss that it was covered up a day after being hung in the second-floor reference room. The huge drawing was done by Kara Walker, a renowned African-American artist whose themes deal with race, gender, sexuality and violence. This piece shows the horrors of reconstruction, 20th-century Jim Crowism

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Editor´s note just below the byline warns that the image may be offensive to "some." Meaning, offensive to anyone offended by blatant, angry racism designed to rile minorities against the Evil White Man. Highlight of the piece (placed in a prominent location visible to children) is a mean-looking white man forcing a naked black woman to give him a Lewinski Special.

It´s not even good artwork. The artist´s rage likely stems from the realization that the accident of her being black is the only reason she´s considered an artist at all, let alone one of renown.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NYBruin, 1/20/2013 10:43:16 AM     (No. 9127937)

Not again! Sigh.

How about a mural of Africans capturing other Africans to sell them into slavery? Or a mural depicting the daily life of those who remained in Africa?


Reply 2 - Posted by: suziannr, 1/20/2013 10:45:20 AM     (No. 9127944)

Dear God! Can we EVER move on?? I am sick of these minorities carrying on about policies we have fought to remove and they themselves, have never lived under! Got a minute? let me tell you how abominably my Irish ancestors were treated when they got off the boat..and how they worked and fought their way past it.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/20/2013 10:47:47 AM     (No. 9127952)

It´s not art, it´s pornography.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/20/2013 10:50:31 AM     (No. 9127959)

Probably my imagination but the white dude kinda looks like Clinton.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/20/2013 10:50:58 AM     (No. 9127961)

You mean all of those horrors brought to blacks by the democrat party?


Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 1/20/2013 10:58:58 AM     (No. 9127972)

The agenda is clear. Speak to poor blacks so they remain enslaved by ugly rhetoric and don´t realize the plantation owners are all other blacks and the entire democrat party.


Reply 7 - Posted by: On fire, 1/20/2013 11:04:16 AM     (No. 9127982)

So, is the library working on getting stereotypical art about minorities?


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: dj51, 1/20/2013 11:12:23 AM     (No. 9127998)

How about a mural of the thousands of dead white men who fought to end slavery. Keep picking at a wound and it never heals: this is the obvious goal.


Reply 9 - Posted by: southron, 1/20/2013 11:15:04 AM     (No. 9128004)

This "artist" ?? was born in 1969 - in California - which means she came of age in the 1980s - long after political correctness had infected our culture. What she knows about racism came from PC school classes and media.

Her art is childlike and superficial - typical of phoney political types posing as artists.


Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 1/20/2013 11:21:29 AM     (No. 9128021)

Gotta keep racial politics stirred up for the "progressives" to win.


Reply 11 - Posted by: provide, 1/20/2013 11:25:38 AM     (No. 9128025)

Are they going to put a drawing of flash mobs and knock out games next to it?


Reply 12 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/20/2013 11:29:50 AM     (No. 9128034)

This crude drawing should be hanging in the Clinton Presidential Library´s famed BJ Room, which provides an oral history of Monica and the hundreds of other women who performed the infamous Clinton Handshake on this still living icon of the Democratic Party. The same Handshake that NOW´s Gloria Steinem wanted to perform on Bill for his courageous stand on abortion.

Painting gives new meaning to the term "black arts".


   

 

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/20/2013 11:46:28 AM     (No. 9128075)

What the artist knows about Reconstruction is what she learned from her family and from the likes of Jeremiah Wright and others like him.

It is interesting to note that an (obviously black) female employee of the library doesn´t want "my people" portrayed this way.

It is demeaning to blacks.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/20/2013 12:11:37 PM     (No. 9128134)

fail-atio


Reply 15 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/20/2013 12:21:37 PM     (No. 9128165)

I used to be against censorship. Not so much anymore since the death of common sense.


Reply 16 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/20/2013 12:52:16 PM     (No. 9128239)

What about a painting of blacks shooting down other blacks in the ghetto, or knocking out old white men for fun, or flash mobs looting stores?


Reply 17 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/20/2013 1:12:54 PM     (No. 9128266)

Who decided this was art? Who decided it deserved to be exhibited in the library?
Perhaps it should be displayed in the home of the person who thinks it is proper for the library.

I vote aye.


   

 

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/20/2013 1:46:15 PM     (No. 9128326)

It was loaned by its owner to go in the City Hall. The city officials begged off saying there was no room for it. So onward to the library.



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