I Wish White Artists Would Stop Claiming Art Isn’t Political.

Artists of color don’t have that choice.

“don’t think do’t ask pay tax vote for us text” by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

In 2017, an artist local to South Alabama painted a portrait of Donald Trump draped in an American flag. While the painting received glowing praise from Trump fans and Donald Trump himself, painter Austin Boyd maintained that his decision to paint the president was apolitical.