Post Black: is rooted in Blackness, but not restricted by Blackness. [Toure 2011, Who’s Afraid of Post Blackness, xi]. An emphasis is on Blackness, [art] reflects experiences that were colored by the social constructs of being Black in America. As a social construct, Post Blackness deconstructs Black identity.
Thelma Golden + Glenn Ligon’s definition:
Post Black Art: “a clarifying term that has ideological and chronological dimensions and repercussions. It is characterized by artists who are adamant about not being labeled as ‘Black’ artists, though their work was steeped, in fact deeply interested, in redefining complex notions of blackness” (Golden, 2001, Freestyle, 14).
Ytasha Womack’s definition on an Era:
Post Black Era: “is a time in which the complex diversity within the African American community in the midst of increased opportunity must be recognized and some synergy uncovered” (Womack, Post Black 2010).