Aug 25, 2014

Art Exhibit on Violence

Image Source (Note: This image is not part of the exhibit.)

WHAT: An exhibit entitled "Kin Killin' Kin" by artist James Pate is now on display at the Indianapolis Public Library. In his images, Pate confronts the prevalence of youth violence in the African-American community.

SO WHAT: By provocatively comparing violence amongst African Americans to the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan, the exhibit presents a disturbing new perspective on this kind of violence. (From the library's website: "of the 279,384 black murder victims in the U.S. between 1976 and 2011, 262,621 were murdered by other blacks.")


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