Hueniversal Flag [Mini] (4"x6")

Hueniversal Flag [Mini] (4"x6")

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The Hueniversal Flag works to broaden the “color line” still present in the 21st century to paint a larger portrait of an ever-expanding, transnational, multicultural community. It also acts as indexes of bodies through a melanin infused color spectrum of tones consisting of eight shades. It emanates from darker to lighter: blue-black, sapphire, blackberry, ebony, sienna, honey-brown, redbone, and high-yellow — descriptors heard in Black communities. An interpretation of the vast hues, mirrored all over the globe to paint a larger portrait of an ever-expanding, transnational, multicultural community. The flag represents skin color in a more panoptic way than politically ascribed to aesthetically disrupt the generalizations. These complexions are reflected worldwide among people of color. Its gradation challenge standardized rendering for easy consumption to help stretch past narrow confines. This visual and performative accept of the flag can be used as a stimuli to celebrate an intersection of identities from a wide-range of individuals, across cultures, with vast idiosyncratic perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and locations to include different phenotypic features, beliefs, gender orientation, languages, and physical abilities. Its creations is a manifestation of advocacy, resistance, a declaration of the right to exist, and to affirm our presence. A pledge to create paths for brighter futures, visions, celebrations, and safe spaces to navigate. Inspiration for the flag comes from the Pan African Flag (1920) and the Pride Flag (1978)

W.E.B. Du Bois famously declared in his 1903 book The Souls of Black Folk that “The problem of the 20th century is the color-line.” He did not articulate this problem as merely a conflict between black and white, but rather “the relation of the darker to lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.

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