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«Exhibit B»: Oui, un spectacle qui se veut antiraciste peut être raciste

«Exhibit B»: Oui, un spectacle qui se veut antiraciste peut être raciste
Temps de lecture: 8 min Ce jeudi 27 novembre à 18h s'est tenu un rassemblement devant le Théâtre Gérard Philippe (TGP) de Saint-Denis (93), à l'appel du collectif Contre Exhibit B. Un lieu hautement symbolique aux vues de la composition de la population de Saint-Denis, où les immigrés d’Afrique subsaharienne représentent 28% de la population immigrée. Réalisation Amandine Gay, Images Enrico Bartolucci. Car Exhibit B est un spectacle déambulatoire qui propose au spectateur de s'arrêter devant 12 tableaux «vivants», où des Noir-e-s sont mis en scène dans des décors similaires à ceux des zoos humains du début du XXe siècle. Le monopole de la parole blanche sur les questions coloniales et raciales représente une violence symbolique d'autant plus prégnante qu'elle s'exerce dans un territoire avec une forte population noire, comme celui de Saint-Denis. Une histoire de la réification pas si lointaine Le spectateur aussi peut reproduire la domination coloniale «Le public complète l’installation.

Exhibit B: représentation du racisme et sous-représentation des minorités raciales Exhibit B fait scandale : jeudi 27 novembre, les manifestations hostiles à l’installation ont amené le Théâtre Gérard-Philippe de Saint-Denis à suspendre la première représentation. Les clivages se creusent. Deux antiracismes s’affrontent aujourd’hui dans une incompréhension mutuelle : c’est l’aboutissement d’un processus de racialisation de la société française. Une œuvre d’art, antiraciste dans ses intentions, peut-elle être jugée raciste dans ses effets ? Il s’agit d’abord des violences épouvantables de l’histoire coloniale : au Congo belge, on coupait la main à des milliers de travailleurs insuffisamment productifs, et dans les camps de concentration allemands de Namibie, on obligeait des Africaines à récurer les crânes de leurs frères exterminés. Les politiques de la race visent à déshumaniser ceux qui sont racialisés ; néanmoins, ce sont ceux qui les racialisent qui perdent leur humanité. Aussi convient-il de s’interroger sur le dispositif artistique.

Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and Obama -- Vulture What’s killing comedy.What’s saving America. Photographs by Martin Schoeller The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill Maher’s old show Politically Incorrect. This time they had two conversations in a New York hotel lounge as Rock prepared for the release of Top Five, a bittersweet film comedy in which he does triple duty as director, screenwriter, and star. We’ve just come through an election that was a triumph for Fox News and a fiasco for Obama. Jon Stewart has said the reason Fox News works better than CNN is because the people at Fox News figured out how to make themselves into victims. So will it now be harder for Republicans to play victims? They have no problem playing victims. Even in victory? Even in victory. They always seem to want a Bush or a Clinton. Maybe they just want a Bush. Maybe. Oh, people don’t even know. Yeah.

Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises Jump to: Strategies and Preparation | Icebreakers | Introspectives Strategies and Preparation: Strategies for Choosing and Using Activities and Exercises for Intergroup LearningYou're developing a diversity workshop or facilitating an intergroup dialogue and looking for ways to engage your participants. This document lays out eight strategies for effectively selecting and incorporating activities and exercises into your programming efforts. A Guide to Setting Ground RulesGround rules or community norms can help your program or class run more smoothly. Icebreakers: Knowing the Community: Ethnicity ExerciseContinues community building. Name StoriesWorks toward bringing the stories of individuals to the fore in the multicultural experience. Sharing Ourselves: "Who I Am" PoemsBegins active introspective process while continuing to provide opportunities for individuals to make connections with each other. Introspectives:

National Day of Mourning Reflects on Thanksgiving’s Horrific, Bloody History - Massachusetts news By Matt Juul Boston.com Staff November 26, 2014 11:01 AM While families across the country indulge on their Thanskgiving Day feasts, hundreds will gather at Cole’s Hill in Plymouth on Thursday to commemorate a different tradition: the National Day of Mourning. The event, held annually on Thanksgiving, is meant to honor Native American ancestors who died due to the European invasion, and to expose the bloody history behind the November holiday. Now in its 45th year, the National Day of Mourning’s organizers hope to shine a light on modern issues facing Native Americans today, as well as to bring more awareness to the real, horrific story behind Thanksgiving. Many Americans are familiar with the traditional story of Thanksgiving where, in 1621, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people came together to give thanks and share a meal. Rather than dwell on the sins of the past, the UAINE hopes the National Day of Mourning brings more awarness to the problems facing Native Americans today.

Le zoo humain d'Exhibit B “Exhibit B”, l’installation du Sud-Africain blanc Brett Bailey qui recrée avec des acteurs-trices noir-e-s un zoo humain tels qu’ils étaient en vogue à la fin du XIXème siècle enflamme la toile, après avoir provoqué de violentes controverses à Londres, où le Barbican a annulé sa présentation au dernier moment, et à Paris, qui la reçoit actuellement. Les détracteurs de l’installation, à l'instar d'Yvette Gresslé, dans un article paru sur le site www.3ammagazine.com, en dénoncent le racisme, le sexiste et le classisme. Le journaliste Hugh Muir, du Guardian, regrette quant à lui, une oeuvre destinée principalement à un public blanc, que Bailey choque via la déshumanisation totale de ses acteurs. Pour S.O.S racisme en revanche, ou pour Stella Odunlami une actrice recrutée pour figurer dans Exhibit B à Londres, l’installation offre une possibilité de récupérer la mémoire historique d’un peuple opprimé. Photo DR

I went to Africa and all I got were these pictures In case you’re interested in hearing from a reformed Gurl - here’s Pippa Biddle’s experience. Worth a read. White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don’t garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally understood to be predispositioned for success based on a physical characteristic (the color of our skin) we have little control over beyond sunscreen and tanning oil. After six years of working in and traveling through a number of different countries where white people are in the numerical minority, I’ve come to realize that there is one place being white is not only a hindrance, but negative — most of the developing world. In high school, I travelled to Tanzania as part of a school trip. Our mission while at the orphanage was to build a library. Basically, we failed at the sole purpose of our being there. You see, the work we were doing in both the DR and Tanzania was good.

Humanitarians of Tinder The Problem With Little White Girls, Boys and Voluntourism | Pippa Biddle White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don’t garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally understood to be predispositioned for success based on a physical characteristic (the color of our skin) we have little control over beyond sunscreen and tanning oil. After six years of working in and traveling through a number of different countries where white people are in the numerical minority, I’ve come to realize that there is one place being white is not only a hindrance, but negative — most of the developing world. Removing rocks from buckets of beans in Tanzania. In high school, I travelled to Tanzania as part of a school trip. Our mission while at the orphanage was to build a library. Basically, we failed at the sole purpose of our being there. Tying friendship bracelets during my first trip to the Dominican Republic in 2009. Some might say that that’s enough.

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