ZORA
Published in

ZORA

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.
A vandalized statue of King Leopold II in Belgium. The statue was vandalized in early June — and several times in the past in Ghent — and was removed on June 30, 2020. Photo: Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto/Getty Images

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…

--

--

--

A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.

Recommended from Medium

Double Standards: “Asking for It”

Pandemic Thoughts: Day 11

TO ERR IS HUMAN, TO LIVE IS TO IMPACT.

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST: HOW TO IMPROVE THE OSCARS RATINGS?

Book Review: Mrs. Morphett’s Macaroons

To Comic Book Stacks I’ve Loved Before

Original 1960s Ideal Batman Store Display Breaks The Internet with a Whopping $40.000.00.

Who’s Playing at The Outer Loop?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Morgan Jerkins

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.

More from Medium

Actions and Conversations for Black Allies

Tribeca 2022: ‘Hidden Letters’ Asks Us to Consider Capitalism Rebellion

“The Ballot or the Bullet”

“Wheat Kings” and Wrongful Convictions