anaramaparaiso replied to your post: “More on Structural Racism and Technology: The History and the Present of Photography”:

i had never thought about this, or the impact of racism even in the callibration of digital photography and its consequences… wow. mind blown. thank you so much. i have to go re-think every image i’ve seen, basically.
i’m glad to hear it! And I hope you keep in mind that intent isn’t a necessary component of racism.
It’s about habitual devaluation so ingrained that most people not affected by it, have literally never even thought about it.
And that is how it got this way.
Once you see it, you can’t UNSEE it.
And no, it doesn’t really go away, no matter how important you are.
All it really takes is thoughtlessness to exclude, misrepresent, and cause harm. It doesn’t take hate. It doesn’t take intent to harm.
Just thoughtlessness.
Which is why I encourage people to be thoughtful about everything.
Because all of this has EVERYTHING to do with why you haven’t seen a large portion of the artwork I post here.
It’s the same reason professors “shush” and silence their students.
It’s the same reason European Art History is the American “default” Art History.
Just think about it. Read the stuff, look at the pictures, and think about it for a while. For some of you this is old news and a part of everyday life. For others, it’s the first time it’s even occurred to you.
That’s why this blog.
How did we learn what we’ve learned? Why do we know what we know?
Why are Beethoven and Queen Charlotte white unless I can “prove” otherwise? Why is this “proof” necessary? What about our society makes it so important?