What Do You Represent?
video with audio
The way we see ourselves and wish to be seen by others is oftentimes different than how society actually views us, especially for marginalized individuals living in a white dominated America. Claudia speaks of two particular instances when society projected their negative, stereotypical views onto her, deeming her violent, aggressive, or a gangster because of her Latino heritage. Projection of a stereotype onto an individual steals their power of self-representation. Representations of her identity are presented in color, and stereotypes are shown in black and white.