• United States
An Act of Unadulterated Compassion. - I remember first seeing this picture long ago when I was still a teenager. And back then, in the late 80's, the subject of Racism was still a hot subject because of the hard transition on the road to acceptance. And one must understand that the civil rights movement was only twenty years prior. So society was still tending to fresh wounds considering the social climate and attitudes back then. I ran into this picture again recently. And now, in my 30's, it represents something diferenct. I am old enough to understand the depth of what this picture actually means. Upon its conception, it was probably directed at African Americans specifically to call us to understand the need to help one another instead of tear each other down in a por attempt to avert Social Darwinism. But I see now that it means so much more. It represents the need for those that are on the recieving end of social injustices (however slight and inignificant it appears from those on the beneficial end of the same scale) in society to never lose thier humanity and to keep the compasion that other cultures seem to retain for one another so that those shirked by the dominant culture can reach a zenith of equality together a a culture instead of trying to survive the perverbial Titanic; where its every man or woman for themselves.