Kala Art and Design

We are all the Same

Saesha Sharda

June 18, 2020

The recent movement of Black Lives Matter has shed light on many prejudices and racial biases. It is also June, pride month, which is a time to support LGBTQ+ individuals. This compelled me to take a stand and talk about it. I created an artwork that combines the two worlds to spread awareness and love.

People of color are heavily oppressed in the United States due to racial biases and white supremacy. Similarly, individuals who are part of the LGBTQ+ community are prejudiced and are oppressed. They are denied jobs, healthcare, and sometimes a proper shelter to live in. We are all equal; we are all human. We deserve the same treatment. Our history has had some great moments, but it has also had its fair share of terrible moments. We should take those events and learn from them so that we can never make those mistakes again. 

This artwork was inspired by cubism. Ther are different skin tones shown on one human being. The background has rainbow colors that represent LGBTQ+ pride. All the colors in this world make the perfect picture. My artwork portrays how we are all the same regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. It is important to create art pieces like this so that we can spread awareness and learn from our mistakes. 

As a result of powerful protesting, the government has passed laws and made it a point to address issues like these. In fact, the Supreme Court recently stated that federal law will protect LGBTQ+ citizens from discrimination in the workplace. This has happened because of constant protesting from all 50 states in America. People need to know about the power of unity and how each and every individual is important in it. If we constantly clash and divide, we will get nowhere; in fact, we will help the oppressor. When we work together, we can make a big difference for the better.

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