The Only Reason

This edition of 1000 business cards was created in 2006 to address the parallel between recent mobilizations by immigrant workers and the civil rights movement. The card is a direct re-versioning of a calling card created in the 1970s by the KKK that read: “The only reason you are WHITE Today Is Because Your Ancestors Believed & Practiced SEGREGATION.” The card is available in issue 5 of artist journal LTTR, or you may print your own by downloading the PDF.

Some places where this project has been featured include:

Speed Museum in Louisville Kentucky

2009 Bucharest Biennale in Romania

In a strange land at Calles y SueƱos in Chicago, IL

Where Do We Migrate To? a group show curated by Niels van Tomme for the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture in Baltimore and touring to various locations since 2012.

Read more about the concept in AREA magazine’s im/migrations issue.