Saturday, June 13, 2009

Can North Miami Ever Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again?




Can North Miami ever put Humpty Dumpty back together again? I don't know what gave me the idea. I wanted to show how fractured, torn apart really, North Miami seemed during the election. The trouble was that we were being torn apart by people who didn't even live here. Yes, we have a substantial Haitian community, but the last thing we needed was a bunch of Haitians who live elsewhere in the county, even from the next county to the north, coming here and stirring up trouble at the polls during a city election.

Even worse was when the city council was validating the election results these people packed the council chambers, yelling and shouting that North Miami is a Haitian city.

I got the idea of tearing up one of these index prints into a fractured mess arranged over a toned down black and white print showing myself sitting at a Board of Adjustment meeting. Toward the left you can make out another board member.

Since election day a lot of folks have aproached me to tell me how upset they are that these non-residents had tried to creat such chaos here. White and black, Haitian, Jamaican, American black, it everybody was upset about it. Rather than tear us apart it seems to have made us a more cohesive city. That's as it should be. That's the American way. We're a melting pot. It makes for an interesting blend. Humpty Dumpty is doing just fine.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this image, almost dadaist ! well done,

robert blu (from RFF)

4:28 PM  

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