Damali Ayo, an artist from Portland, created a website which confused and angered many people. The site: rent-a-negro.com, is a piece of performance art created by Ayo who says she was frustrated growing up in a mainly white environment.
"I understand the white environment because I was forced to learn it. White people are not forced in any capacity to learn about other cultures. I'm not mad about it," says Ayo who got frustrated with people wanting to question her and touch her hair
Ayo says her site offering: "the chance to promote your connection with a creative, articulate, friendly, attractive and pleasing African American person,"has led her to receive various invitations to functions which may lead to her next piece of art