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#10 - snood (11/01/2013) [-]
reminds me of adidas's slavery shoes
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User avatar #17 to #15 - tomahawkit **User deleted account** (11/02/2013) [-]
were not marketed as slave shoes, they were supposed to be like
" yeah I jump so high I need shackles to keep on my shoes"



but they failed.
User avatar #20 to #17 - kommandantvideo (11/02/2013) [-]
Cuz they forgot only ignorant ******* jump
User avatar #22 to #20 - tomahawkit **User deleted account** (11/02/2013) [-]
incorrect use of stereotype, brack people jump high, 2/5
User avatar #19 to #17 - hoponthefeelstrain ONLINE (11/02/2013) [-]
well that's not as bad...
User avatar #31 to #10 - allstarskilz (11/02/2013) [-]
so THIS is what that Kanye song New Slaves is about
#24 to #10 - dreadwing (11/02/2013) [-]
I would wear them. Shackles are cool.
#43 to #24 - marcury (11/02/2013) [-]
bondage...
User avatar #3 - smotanko (11/01/2013) [-]
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The source of this.
Check the pictures out, most of them are pretty amazing.
User avatar #11 to #3 - randomserb (11/01/2013) [-]
I don't agree with everything this guy has to say, but he's pretty damn good at expressing his opinions through visual art.
User avatar #21 to #3 - arcticassassin (11/02/2013) [-]
Your profile picture makes it seem like this is a chatroom or some ****
#45 to #3 - Rvalldrgg (11/02/2013) [-]
Some of those pictures...
#1 - schnizel (11/01/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#16 - leshiggydonatello (11/02/2013) [-]
>implying this isn't a meaningful piece of artwork displaying the African-American culture's shortcomings in making it out of bondage
Stay pleb, funnyjunk.
User avatar #28 to #16 - strifethethird (11/02/2013) [-]
i saw it more of a
"we're not slaves to a master anymore, but we're slaves to our possessions and show off things we don't have"
sort of like how rap artists make it out of poverty, but they're still slaves to brands and "bling" so the chains aren't made of iron anymore they're gold, but chains nonetheless.
User avatar #33 to #28 - hudis ONLINE (11/02/2013) [-]
I think it's actually broader than that, and is meant to depict modern culture as a whole and its obsession with possession and wealth, in that we are all slaves to money and technology, and it is often mainly through displaying material wealth that we gain status in society. The reason a black man in chains is shown may be that that is simply the lowest common denominator of what most people imagine a typical slave looks like (which is very tragic in itself).
#37 to #33 - anon (11/02/2013) [-]
**** you I disagree.
User avatar #27 - flamingpie (11/02/2013) [-]
#3Chainz
User avatar #18 - tomahawkit **User deleted account** (11/02/2013) [-]
l liked it, he's making the best of what he has
User avatar #29 to #18 - pivotmasterdm (11/02/2013) [-]
This guy is right, that's the actual meaning behind this picture.
#44 - Phoeniix (11/02/2013) [-]
what i think it means:   
   
this piece represents all the racial stereotypes that blacks have been given throughout history, and we've reached a point where we stopped fighting against it and simply accepted it and glorified it   
   
(go ahead and call me a faggot but i like this piece)
what i think it means:

this piece represents all the racial stereotypes that blacks have been given throughout history, and we've reached a point where we stopped fighting against it and simply accepted it and glorified it

(go ahead and call me a faggot but i like this piece)
User avatar #41 - nigeltheoutlaw (11/02/2013) [-]
I think a lot of FJ are missing the point of this image.
User avatar #40 - whatupnachoface (11/02/2013) [-]
3deep5me
User avatar #23 - bladeguy (11/02/2013) [-]
2chainz final form.
User avatar #42 - Leopard (11/02/2013) [-]
Don't Drop that Thun Thun Thun
#53 - turkeyslapper ONLINE (11/06/2013) [-]
He probably stole that gold.
He probably stole that gold.
#49 - anon (11/02/2013) [-]
i like this, not for the reason you all do, i just like to see a ****** in chains
User avatar #50 to #49 - lokiwins (11/02/2013) [-]
Careful with those edges anon
#48 - arign (11/02/2013) [-]
I thought that the image can have (at least) two meanings:
A criticism to capitalism. We are slaves of the system; and we ignore it, or rather cheat ourself, by make it look like the chains are ornaments we wear.
A expose of the culture that makes us believe that swag, or any specific mode of dress and act, are the only way to fit in a specific comunity.
User avatar #51 to #48 - Eggerz (11/05/2013) [-]
another analogy would be that even though blacks were slaves, they made the best of the situation and prospered, turning the chains of enslavement into the chains of adornment.
#52 to #51 - arign (11/06/2013) [-]
It could be that.
But i think that the artist wasn't making a historical reference, or else it would be a background that reference a specific era or time to enhace the statement.
The body lenguage of the picture is showing a pose of modern age, that is why i would go for a more recent point of view.
(what #44 Phoeniix says seems accurate to...)
User avatar #47 - mrgoodlove (11/02/2013) [-]
Even though this picture has no words, it really says a lot.
User avatar #46 - zaboo (11/02/2013) [-]
i think its time for another game of is it racist?
User avatar #35 - jokeface ONLINE (11/02/2013) [-]
Can anyone read that signature? I wanna know who the artist is.
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User avatar #39 to #38 - jokeface ONLINE (11/02/2013) [-]
Thanks.
#36 to #35 - anon (11/02/2013) [-]
LE BATTLE TOADS XDDDD
User avatar #32 - tacogrenade (11/02/2013) [-]
This actually looks like bad ass album cover..
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