A term used to describe what white saw as a black anomaly, a Black outlier, or a Black unicorn.
Something or someone Black who should not exist, and yet here we stand; in spite of the systems and institutions hell-bent on extinguishing us. Our ancestors were striped of their identities, cultures, languages, religions, names and humanity; and then defined by what white was not. White limited Black access to knowledge, education, and ability to write while designing a narrative written in white ink on Black skin defining Black as the worst parts of white. White wrote the definitions of Black; while it was illegal for Black to read, write or learn.
White designed Black; while stealing. all Black created or designed, while white took what was Black, said that it was white, then told Black it was nothing without white. White has been in control of the narrative and the definition of Black, but still, look at what we have accomplished.
Watch what happens when we Define ourselves and Design our own narrative.
Bright Boy; The Art of Defined/Designed Black is an anthology focused on rewriting the narrative of Blackness and Black Culture.