Latest print for children’s book, “Power Means Who the Police Believe: Talking with Young Children about Race and Racial Violence”

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Title: “Ibram X Kendi quote”
Original linocut print
Water-based ink and computer paper
This linocut was made for an upcoming children’s book about anti-racism, called “Power Means Who the Police Believe: Talking with Young Children about Race and Racial Violence”. There are several of my prints in the book, along with art by a number of different artists. The book is written by fellow Goddard College alum Emma Redden. You can check out the book and more of Emma’s work here: https://www.emmaredden.com/#power-means-who-the-police-believe
The quote in this print is by incredible scholar and author Ibram X Kendi, author of The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, and How To Be An Antiracist. You can learn more about him and his work here: https://www.ibramxkendi.com/
The flowers and the butterflies that I used in this print are all local species that I see near our home in East Oakland on Ohlone territories, where I do my work.
#linocut #printmaking #antiracism
[Image description: a black and white linocut of a number of Rock Perslane, a succulent with long stems, small buds and vibrant flowers, stretch across the page from left to right. The words intertwined with the plants say, “The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it – and then dismantle it. – Ibram X Kendi.” Then, next to the flowers, there are three butterflies, the top is a Common Buckeye, the middle is the Monarch, and the bottom is Painted Lady.]

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