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The thought-provoking image is by a Haitian artist.
With the recent reemergence of emboldened hate groups spewing their rhetoric all over public forums online and in society, many are drawing parallels to the civil rights era of the 1950s and 60s.
Much of the blame for the recent rise in overt racism has been put on President Trump, who, after the deadly protest in Charlottesville, was hesitant to denounce the racist and white nationalist fringe groups responsible, and instead blamed both sides.
So who better to silence Trump than famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.:
The powerful image had many wondering who the artist was:
It turns out the artwork is by Haitian artist Watson Mere, and is entitled My Brother’s Keeper:
Incredibly enough, Mere’s artwork is all done on Microsoft Paint, and, according to his website, he “finds inspiration from the love, struggles, happiness, and pain of the people of the African diaspora. Each piece is designed to spark the viewer’s imagination as to interpret the work of art that stands before them. With the screen as his canvas and the mouse as his “brush,” Watson meticulously transforms social issues like race, poverty, and religion into extraordinarily rare and unique works of art. This is his passion.”
You can see some of Mere’s artwork in this video:
And while some didn’t care for the wording of the tweet, they still believed the image was worth sharing:
Perhaps there’s still hope:
H/T: Twitter, Art of Mere
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