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The act of not seeing

‘This is how it feels a lot of the time,’ says one racial justice activist, ‘like white folks are just walking around like everything is okay.’

1/16/2017 Winter 2016
"Romantic Picnic for Three", painting by Brittney Leeanne Williams. In the foreground, a contented couple—female and male, both white—recline on a picnic blanket. Behind them, you can see the trunk of a tree and two black legs bound at the ankles.

“Romantic Picnic for Three,” from “Leisure and the Unseen,” © 2015 Brittney Leeanne Williams. Acrylic on paper, 5 x 9 inches.