When flesh and blood meet bronze and marble

Sex, gender, race and ethnicity in contemporary protest art

[blood/red paint on white background]

On June 26, 2020, The New York Times published an op-ed by Caroline Randall Williams that begins with a line now permanently seared on my memory: “I have rape-colored skin.” In the piece, Williams describes her personal history as the descendant of slave-owning (and other) White men and the sexually victimized Black women they…