Is This Mural of Black and Latina Women Offensive?


Sofia Maldonado was commissioned to create a mural in midtown Manhattan by  the Times Square Alliance.  The Mural has caused some consternation and apparently some even protested it.

image image

imageThese images send a variety of messages.  There are those that would say that because of the race of the women involved it makes these images problematic even though they were created by a  woman of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.  Others would say that these are reclaiming images  that we have shied away from and that the women depicted have a right to take up space. 

I am going to turn this over to you and ask what do you think of these images?  How do they touch you and do you find them appropriate for public display?

Posted in Topics

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *