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have an effect on their experiences and interactions, and so even in the same environment with the same social and economic factors, an African­American person may be treated differently than a white American because of their skin color, and so an individual’s cumulative experience will still differ from another individual’s cumulative experience, even in a same environment. In addition, African­American culture does have many unique characteristics that differentiate it from art from other cultures. Schuyler brought up the danger of seeing art as different because of the artist’s race out of fear that it could imply that African­Americans were different from and therefore inferior to white people. However, as Audre Lorde brought up in her writings about differences among people, the acknowledgement of differences shouldn’t imply inferiority and superiority among different groups of people, and instead should be a way to celebrate differences and learn from others. African­American artists often have different experiences and influences in their lives from their white counterparts and these differences are often reflected in the art that they create, and therefore art produced by African­American artists should be considered black American art, rather than simply American art. Acknowledging race’s effect on art and the differences in art because of race’s influences does not imply anything about the quality of the art. Instead, it is a way to better celebrate differences among cultures and appreciate many different kinds of art.
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