O Oceano negro


O Oceano negro

Those Negroes and Whites will be un-alienated who refused to be locked up in the materialised Tower of the Past.

In this check pattern, you can see the flags of a few countries of South America and the Caribbean:

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago,

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Brazil…

The globe symbolises the world dispersion of Africans.
The dog is the image of White power: in smaller numbers compared to the slaves (often one White man for 10 Black men),

settlers used a great many dogs to control the population, hunt down fugitives and punish the reluctant.
The sugar factory represents plantation economy while relied entirely on servile labour.

After the genocide of pre-Colombian Indians, slavery was the second condition to the Americas’ economic development.
The two-tone figure is Oranyan, an ancient deified Yoruba king. Voodoo of opposites, he is invoked to help his people face the hardships of life.

During certain ceremonies, young people represent him whose bodies are half painted white.

Absent from the original myth, this connotation of skin colour has taken on a particular meaning in Brazil, land of miscegenation.


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