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05/28/2003 09:28 PM ID: 30558 Permalink   

"rent-a-negro.com" A Work of Art

 

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

 
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  Racism!  
 
She's making disparging comments about "white people." Why isn't this labeled as racism? If a white guy said the same exact things, but the colors were switched, he'd be a "bigot."
 
  by: KnightHeart     05/28/2003 09:35 PM     
  Who's in charge as labeling people as "racists"?  
 
She's making fun of stupid white people more then of white people in general isn't that a litle different? Hell I do the same thing and I am white.

Once we make the world a place where everyone can make fun of each other without being labeled because of the race the ones being fun of are, then we have finally achieved a free world :).
 
  by: subliminaltendencies   05/28/2003 10:31 PM     
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nearly all artist in the world are racist, becuase they think they are the best best best. They will do anythin to be famous.
 
  by: BC     05/29/2003 07:53 AM     
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She thinks its wrong she was forced to live in a white persons world? How is that not racist. Now if I were to say

"Well piss off back to your own country then"

I'll have every liberal prat on here telling me how racist I am.
 
  by: Necralis   05/31/2003 09:30 AM     
 
 
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