There’s a lot of shitty, hateful things happening in the world right now. But despite feeling utterly powerless, we should keep marching and talking and drawing and shouting until we’re heard. Don’t be silent, compassion is all we’ve got. Fuck racism. Diversity is beautiful.
This time for Black History Month, I did a mash up of the first black girl to desegregate an all white school in Louisiana, Ruby Bridges, and Kiki from “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. This remarkable piece of American history happened in 1960. I hope someone can do a movie about this some day.
Counts and Ruby Bridges. Never
underestimate the power of a girl who wants to learn. Dorothy Counts and Ruby Bridges are two of
the more well-known girls who were the first black students at all-white
schools down south in the 60s. Dorothy
was in high school at the time, but Ruby was just 6 years old. Escorted by armed guards, each girl walked
into school surrounded by white protesters screaming obscenities and threats
towards them simply for trying to get a good education. Still
these girls carried themselves with a dignity and grace that you would not
believe. As adults, both women continued
their activism and have spoken widely about their experiences in the hopes that
no other child should have to endure such abuse at school.