i have empathy for black people who thought, with the election of barack, someone with power would finally do something for us and finally turn things around. especially after the trauma of katrina. especially in our post civil rights moment. in response to being crushed under the tendrils of american empire since its inception. looking back, i learned more about faith over the course of his presidency than i did from reading any religious text. all i can think of now is that i hope we move away from trying to find saviors in the heart of empire after his treatment of us. his impact on us has many dimensions and i think it is too early to see how history will remember it, which bifurcation of thought about his legacy will prevail. i wonder how those gingerly photoshopped collages of him and other black heavyweights in our world that many of our aunties and uncles have hanging on the wall will stand the tides of history. history is full of contradictions, after all.
Terezi w/ the bifurcated (split) brush, and Sollux with the ghost brush, because I'm not letting them have nice things. Alternatively, if you're feeling nice (READ: LAZY), do it the other way round. (i kid, of course : P)