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The Defacement of Racist Statues Is a Renegotiation of Power

An interview with art curator Chaédria LaBouvier

A photo of a vandalized statue of King Leopold II in Belgium. It is covered in red paint and graffiti.

Ever since the George Floyd protests have rippled across the world, we have been experiencing reckonings with the past and present on a daily basis. Whether it’s networks removing blackface episodes, executives resigning after allegations of racism and silencing in the workplace…



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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.