Inspired by the 1952 book Black Skin, White Masks (French: “Peau noire, masques blancs” by Frantz Fanon.
“The book is written in the style of auto-theory, in which Fanon shares his own experiences in addition to presenting a historical critique of the effects of racism and dehumanization, inherent in situations of colonial domination, on the human psyche. Black Skin, White Masks applies historical interpretation, and the concomitant underlying social indictment, to understand the complex ways in which identity, particularly Blackness is constructed and produced.” – Wiki
Fanon explores how these Black men and women in white-controlled societies are encouraged by a racist society to want to become white, but then aren’t able to do so and experience serious psychological problems.
Which is why I have a black model in a black & white “mask”.