The Bastille was a massive prison that was known for torture and cruel punishment during feudal rule. The fortress was in the center of Paris, and as a state prison, it stood a symbol of despotism. This site played a pivotal role in the French Revolution in 1798.
Anthropologists have often been portrayed as brave, intelligent, and clever adventurers who infiltrate deep into thought-to-be long lost, untouched, primitive peoples and villages, or skillful explorers who uncover the mysteries of unknown civilizations, outwit booby traps, or foil the clumsily laid plans of greedy villains. Admittedly, Hollywood takes some liberties and pushes some boundaries, but […]Read More
I absolutely understand the sentiment of this writer regarding this controversial and provocative piece by Kara Walker. I’m very familiar with, and a fan of Kara Walker. I appreciate the work that makes me feel uncomfortable and puts me in a place where I feel the weight of subjugation and the burden of racism. It […]Read More