Oppression and discrimination has plagued our society since early times. As a collective society one would think that over time oppression and discrimination would turn into acceptance and equality.
Conversely, our society has taken sluggish steps towards diversity, acceptance and equality. Our society is focused on labelling people and putting them into limiting boxes.
Oppression occurs across various groups of people based on gender, sex, race, religion, and disability. Members of these diverse groups are discriminated among work places, schools, and other places. Work places and schools promote diversity and non-discrimination, however little seems to be practiced. Oppression across generation leaves damaging consequences hindering society in the growth towards a more accepting environment. After years of oppression and little change, internalized oppression is becoming detrimental to the growth of the next generation. Society leaves little room for change as these groups’ begin the cycle of self-hate and stereotypes that have been placed on them by society. The youth grow up surrounded by a world that is against them from the beginning. Racism, oppression, and discrimination have a negative impact on the health and well being among these people. This image signifies the hands of the demoralized and opposed human beings raising above, standing up and calling out the tragically toxic world we live in today.
A symbol of the 'degenerates' as the rich society sees us. Nothing but a dirty hand that dares reach for the simple living style the grotesquely wealthy dwell within, something they deem disruptive and an abomination to the capitalism society they created to keep their people always so close but yet so far.