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Encyclopedia of —isms

Cultural Diversity

Handout made in collaboration with Teana Boston-Mammah and Jan van Heemst for the project on Cultural Diversity Q7/8 as part of the Social Practice of the Willem de Kooning Academy

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Encyclopedia of —isms

Q

Queer

…“used to frighten me but now ‘for me to use the word queer is a liberation’’’
— Derek Jarman

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B

Encyclopedia of —isms

‘Blank’ (a Dutch word)

means ‘pure’, ‘clean’, ‘fair’ ‘non-tainted’, ‘unwritten’ and ‘beautiful’.

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Race-ism

Alexandra Bell Uses Her Public Art to Expose Media Racism

Bell, A Teenager With Promise, 2017. Image courtesy the artist

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I

Identity politics

Identity (construct of…)

“Now part of what”…“I see as the problem is the idea of anybody’s having to fight the fragmentation and multicultural diversity of the world, not to mention outright oppression, by constructing something so rigid as an identity, an identity in which there has to be a fixed and immobile core, a core that is structured to hold inviolate such a complete biological fantasy as race— whether white or black”  —Samuel R. Delany, interviewed by Mark Dery, 1994

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Blackbook

The surprising pattern behind color names around the world – Vox

The surprising pattern behind color names around the world - Vox

Encyclopedia of —isms

W

White fragility, supremacy, privilege

Cartoon: Sigmund by Peter de Wit, De volkskrant, 05.05.2017 p V23

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A

Encyclopedia of —isms

Archive (Cultural)

a concept of Edward Said which “foregrounds the centrality of imperialisme to Western culture. The cultural archive has influenced historical cultural configurations and current dominant and cherished self-representations and culture.”
—Gloria Wekker

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1001 streams of whiteness

Rachel Dolezal 

“For a white woman […] to imagine herself into a real-life black identity without any lived black experience, to turn herself into a black history professor without a history degree, to place herself at the forefront of local black society that she had adopted less than a decade earlier, all while seeming to claim to do it better and more authentically than any black person who would dare challenge her—well, it’s the ultimate “you can be anything” success story of white America […] Another branch of manifest destiny. No wonder America couldn’t get enough of the Dolezal story.”
— Ijeoma Oluo

 

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2017: Marvel’s Black Panther

Found on Tumblr, ©eddoart

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2017: Mahogany Jones

Photo courtesy of Jenny Risher. Revolution Tribute, 2017. Hip-hop artists Mahogany Jones, Che, ReddBone, Alexis Allon, Ellie Sandiego, Piper Carter and Lakia Nicole

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1001 streams of whiteness

Nieuwe helden

“in een ander type samenleving, zou je dus met nieuwe helden moeten komen die andere functies hebben in de samenleving. Niet alleen ‘het veroveren’, maar ook ‘hoe leef je samen’.” 
—Valika Smeulders

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• Products of Research

“Design is content with intent. Content without intent is noise. Intent without content is decoration.” —Joe Sparano

Becky

Stereotypes

White people

Yeni López Sleidi and Em Gee’s “Authentic Caucasians” costumes

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2016: Beyoncé & Serena Williams

21C Mythologies

Identity politics

Gelijkheidsbeginsel vs diversiteitsideaal

“De positie die Valkenberg inneemt gaat verder dan een ‘blinde vlek’ hebben voor ongelijkheid, ontkennen van institutioneel racisme en het bewustzijn dat we in een klassenmaatschappij leven. Deze positie is, door de teloorgang van het Nederlandse onderwijs aan de opkomst van diversiteit te verbinden, racistisch in zijn kern.”
— Mark Mulder

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Blackbook

Gentrification is when — Cathy Arellano

Poem by Cathy Arellano

Blackbook

Reading stuff

The ABC’s of DADA

Blackbook

Culture war or class war — Arnon Grunberg

De Volkskrant — 2016.06.10—p1

Re-mix

Remix: populism

A remix of populism. Typesetting, colours & rhyme refer to original VVD posters

Becky

Butt

Stereotypes

Sir Mix A Lot’s ‘Becky’

Sir Mix-a-lot: Baby got back (1992)

Stereotypes

White people

Rutte’s ‘Tokkie’

Becky

Stereotypes

Beyoncé’s “Becky With the Good Hair”

…“The inference is that “Becky” has desirable, sleek hair, while Beyoncé has a naturally curly texture under the wigs and without hot tools. It sheds light on an overall picture when it comes to how black coarse hair is perceived, since the former is “good” and the latter is assumed to be the opposite.”

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Blackbook

Research according to University of Applied Philosophy.

Blackbook

Re-mix

Beyoncé

16 zwarte vrouwelijke cadetten van West Point poseren in traditioneel uniform met geheven vuist (© AP)

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Becky

Stereotypes

Beyoncé’s ‘Becky with the good hair’

“Even if she’s referring to another woman of color, “to critique her as a Becky is more than just like, ‘You’re a cheater.’” The insult cuts far deeper, she says: “It re-encodes her as a white Becky.”
— Rebecca Kinney

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