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ItDoesntMatter: Noose Self-portraits Capture The Sad Truth Of Racism In America

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A new campaign has emerged to help share the truth about racism in America.

On Sept. 7, Moise Morancy from Brooklyn, New York tweeted the hashtag ItDoesntMatter along with four photos of himself. The tweet included no other words, but spoke volumes.

CREDIT: STEFAN TROTMAN

 

CREDIT: STEFAN TROTMAN

CREDIT: STEFAN TROTMAN

CREDIT: STEFAN TROTMAN

In the first two photos, Morancy posed as what he described as a “college graduate” and a “gang member.” In the third photo he donned a suit, and in the last one he portrayed “a prisoner.” There’s one glaring similarity in all the photos, the noose tied around Morancy’s neck which rests on top of an American flag. He also has tears in his eyes in some of the photos.

The 20-year-old actor and activist explained that the inspiration for the photos came to him in a dream where he saw images of himself hanging from an American flag as each of the people depicted in his campaign. He said he felt that the experience left him with a “powerful message” to share.

“It doesn’t matter what your profession is,” he told The Huffington Post. “It doesn’t matter, you know, how much success you’ve obtained in America. When you’re an individual of a darker hue, life will be much [more] difficult for you.” When asked why he chose to go with a single tweet that only included a hashtag and a few photos for the start of his campaign, Morancy said he “wanted the images to speak for themselves.”

Rea more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/moise-morancy-it-doesnt-matter-photos_55f1bfc9e4b093be51bdff61

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