AmeriKKKan Eagle | 2017 | op-ed illustration

AmeriKKKan Eagle

featured in the Nation Student Show & Conference 2017

Originally this illustration was done as an assignment to accompany an article on continued racism in American despite the Obama presidency. The fact that the KKK hood that makes up the eagle's beak is not always noticed on first viewing is very much how pervasive racism is still overlooked, but ever present.

When I created this in late 2016, I didn't think it needed this disclaimer, but in light of events like the march in Charlottesville, I think it's important to state that this is not meant to in anyway celebrate white supremacy or the KKK but to highlight its continued and shameful presence.