Saturday, November 24, 2007

Where are all the black people?

I've noticed something of late--and maybe I've been late noticing it, but nevertheless, notice it I have. What I'm talking about is artist's renderings of new developments. There are never people in them who aren't white. Actually, there are never people in those drawings who aren't anything but perfect blonde WASPs in Paul Stuart clothes.

Imagine seeing a Hasidic Jew. A black man in a dashiki with a big afro. A Puerto Rican fixing his car. Someone old feeding the birds leaning to one side and drooling.


Tore Claesson said...

In the future we will all be WASPs and blond and beautiful and happy. To match the new developments.
Imagine someone coming up with a rendering for a planned new really ugly part of Newark. The way most urbanization really looks like.

Laura said...

What about having some of our Irish friends on St Patrick's Day?
Green vomit would be a nice visual.