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Illustration for article titled How to suffer politely (and other etiquette)

Informed by the structure and satire of etiquette guides, Rasheed explores how the policing of suffering, anger and responses to trauma and racialised violence are utilised as tools to maintain social order and oppressive systems.

Outward facing and covering the windows of Transmission, How To Suffer Politely (And Other Etiquette), examines the performance of the ‘angelic negro’ who must display restraint and repress anger in the face of racialised violence and routinised Black death; so as not to make others uncomfortable. This series of digital prints highlights the scripts which render the confrontation of the nuances of oppression ‘impolite’.


Signal boosting this a little since it’s showing in my country, even though there’s only like one GT member who could actually go see it...and she’s on the other side of the planet right now.


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