Many underclass black people who do not know conventional aesthetic theoretical language are thinking critically about aesthetics. The richness of their thoughts is rarely documented in books…. We must not deny the way aesthetics serves as the foundation for emerging visions. It is, for some of us, critical space that inspires and encourages artistic behavior.
(1) . bell hooks, Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics (Boston: South End Press, 1990), 112.