+THIS IS A VIDEO PIECE+. Email me if you would like the password.
Considering the “you” to be a shifting referent but in many ways it is white supremacy and the social forces—both political-economic forces but also cultural norms and ties—that trap black bodies in places and positions assigned to them. “You’re the Only Reason I am Staying Here is a multi-channel five part vignette exploring the language around “urbanism” and questioning the use of the term “urban” in relationship to Black culture. Asking why the term is a PC placeholder in institutional conversations around Blackness.