Guest art commentary: Do we even have a voice?

Mia Hernandez, Guest Artist

The gray figures and shadows represent the white supremacy that exists in America. In the art, they are overwhelming the Black community. This drawing is representative of the white supremacy has silenced the Black community repeatedly in history and how it still does now. Black History Month is the month that allows us, the Black community, to have a voice and speak about both our difficulties and successes in America as one community. It is important that Naperville Central doesn’t ignore its Black students and supports us without wavering in their stances because we have felt ignored a lot both in history and in the present times. Black History Month is about people being seen and heard, especially the younger generation because we are the future.