Public Library Displays Drawing Of Slave Having Sex With White Man

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“The Love Below”

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#1 Jan 23, 2013
Newark Public Library displays drawing of slave having sex with white man

NEWARK, N.J.(AP)— A library that covered up a drawing of a black female slave having sex with a white man after workers found it inappropriate is displaying it again.

The drawing, created by black artist Kara Walker, shows the horrors many blacks faced after the Civil War and during reconstruction and includes a depiction of a slave performing oral sex. It initially was hung during Thanksgiving in the Newark Public Library’s second-floor reference room, but officials reluctantly covered it with a cloth after one day because some workers complained it was insensitive.

The Star-Ledger newspaper reported Sunday that library officials and staffers have since met to discuss the drawing and decided it could be uncovered.

Library employee Kendell Willis told the newspaper that he had a better understanding of the library officials’ position after the meeting.

“They said there are a lot of things in artwork we don’t want to talk about, and that made absolute sense,” he said.

Library officials plan to invite Walker to speak about the drawing, artistic freedom and the role of black artists in society.

“The library should be a safe harbor for controversies of all types, and those controversies can be dealt with in the context of what is known about art, about literature, democracy and freedom,” library trustee Clement A. Price, a Rutgers university history professor, told the newspaper.“There’s no better venue in Newark where such a powerful and potential controversial drawing should be mounted.”

Price noted that the portrayal of the black American experience is a sensitive issue.

“Should we be depicted sentimentally, romantically?” he said.“Should some of the grotesque realities be depicted in art or movies?”

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#2 Jan 23, 2013
Carol

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#4 Jan 23, 2013
That black heffa is repulsive and repulsively stupid.

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#6 Jan 23, 2013
I would not even know where to begin with this. This lady is blatant I know that.

“My hand is over my crotch.”

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#7 Jan 23, 2013
I wish they had shown us the pic in question

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#8 Jan 23, 2013
I found the picture! Look to the far right :

http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/9/9/5/4/2/4...

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#9 Jan 23, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
I wish they had shown us the pic in question
http://www.digitaljournal.com/ img/9/9/5/4/2/4/i/1/3/9/o/Kara _Walker.jpeg

“My hand is over my crotch.”

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#10 Jan 24, 2013
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
I found the picture! Look to the far right :
http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/9/9/5/4/2/4...
Thanks. She is giving him head.

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#12 Jan 24, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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Thanks. She is giving him head.
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#13 Jan 25, 2013
What a great picture! I love it when a black woman gives me head. What they can do with those fat lips just feels wonderful. That's what those lips are made for.

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#14 Jan 25, 2013
she's actually a child not a woman. you can tell by her small size and she's also holdingher mother's hand who's standing next to her looking on.

it's a very graphic image, but does drive home the power relationship and complete loss of human dignity and natural protective instincts during slavery and the jim crow years.
Robert

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#15 Jan 25, 2013
Carol wrote:
That black heffa is repulsive and repulsively stupid.
What is your problem! Sheboons are the easiest piece of ass ever. And you know it too, that black beast was sucking her masters pecker for pleasure, you did it back then now your doing it now, you ape sluts are just out nasty and skanky with a period fart asshole odor.lol!!you look like apes and black tar creatures!
Carol

Oak Park, MI

#16 Jan 25, 2013
Robert wrote:
<quoted text>What is your problem! Sheboons are the easiest piece of ass ever. And you know it too, that black beast was sucking her masters pecker for pleasure, you did it back then now your doing it now, you ape sluts are just out nasty and skanky with a period fart asshole odor.lol!!you look like apes and black tar creatures!
It took the media 30 plus years of degrading, ostracizing, insulting blk women..

to break some blk women down enough to do anything.

Whereas WW like you are predators of even the underaged school kids, you're supported to be teaching...

You're the only women known for paying men for sex.

Stop putting your nasty nature off on blk women.

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#17 Jan 25, 2013
Carol wrote:
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It took the media 30 plus years of degrading, ostracizing, insulting blk women..
to break some blk women down enough to do anything.
Whereas WW like you are predators of even the underaged school kids, you're supported to be teaching...
You're the only women known for paying men for sex.
Stop putting your nasty nature off on blk women.
http://fashionbombdaily.com/wp-content/upload...
http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/ang...
Poor Carol, got her little feelings hurt. I wonder how much she has given away and I'll bet she gives good head.
allowance

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#18 Jan 28, 2013
is it a native american slave or a black one???
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Voorhees, NJ

#19 Jan 28, 2013
hey would you be angry at god if he killed you and then reincarnated you as a white person..

in a racist family..
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Voorhees, NJ

#20 Jan 28, 2013
i would still do will smiths wife with his permission and make porno from it .. mature black womans husband lets younger black youth borrow wife..
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Voorhees, NJ

#21 Jan 28, 2013
only white guys let people bang their wives..
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#22 Jan 28, 2013
woa don't hate the white woman I pay them for sex too so..
allowance

Voorhees, NJ

#23 Jan 28, 2013
the only reason why white woman are harder ass is because of white guys brainwashing them all..

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