Race not only point of art piece

In the July 12 article “University Police confiscate student’s artwork at King Memorial,” about my art installation “Interjection,” an important part about the installation wasn’t mentioned. The “civil rights leaders” were from all different types, not just race related, i.e. Frederick Douglass. The others were Harry Hay (gay), Susan B. Anthony (feminine and race) and Dorothea Lynnde Dix (mentally ill). I felt the article was racially biased. Social inequality was not my aim. The point was about social inequity in its many forms – handicaps, stigmas, etc. It is my belief that they all should be respected and we could make the world easier by questioning and eventually dispelling the buzz that carries the idea that they are lesser people.

Jodi Balazs

Junior, Art Education Major