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By Robert Hood

Robert E Hood's particular and interesting paintings probes the mythic roots of racial prejudice in Western attitudes towards colour. With specific realization to the heritage of rules, but in addition to pictorial photographs and renowned routine, Hood files the inception and progress of the parable of black carnality, with its commingling of disdain and wish, worry and fascination.In tracing that vein from Graeco-Roman and biblical resources via sign moments in next historical past, Hood sneakers how Christianity cast the foremost hyperlinks among blackness, evil, sexuality, and magic. He additionally tracks how Christendom has been a vital bearer of principles that sealed the destiny of thousands of Africans within the colonial period and that also determine prominently in subordination of blacks and within the disfiguring of yankee society.

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