Running Head: GRAFFITI DISCUSSION
PART ONE: Discussion – Graffiti as art
Do you think graffiti should be taken seriously as art?
Absolutely, graffiti should be always taken seriously as an art. Art work mainly lights
up the space in which it is in, and the graffiti does the same, though it does not light up the
room, rather it lights up the area it is placed. Further, it gives the space energy and liveliness
that is full of positive vibes. Besides, artwork and graffiti have numerous similarities and
differences. The graffiti should be perceived as an art work since it has all the attributes and
concepts that pertains to an art (Wells, 2016). Art is often considered as an expression, and
graffiti are writing or even design that have been scratched, scribbled, and painted illicitly on
the walls or other surfaces, always with a public view. Additionally, it ranges from simple
written words to wall paintings and they have been present since the ancient period. Overall,
in my perspective, the graffiti should be considered as an art since it expresses certain
meanings behind it and the images painted have feelings beneath the picture itself.
Individuals expresses themselves in an artwork and they can equally express their emotion in
What does the future of graffiti look like?
The graffiti clearly has a future that would continue branch into new forms,
encompassing continuing to integrate new technology. Although graffiti is illegal currently,
in the near future, this form of art will no longer be illegal, however, there will be limitation
on the use of graffiti (Wells, 2016). The implication is that for the artist will consider the
perspective of others on having such artwork on their walls. This can be accomplished by
implementing regulation on the areas these artists are allowed to do their graffiti. This would
ensure that there is no restriction encountered for the individuals who want graffiti on their
walls, and will equally ensure that the views of the people who does not want such drawings
on their walls are respected.
PART TWO: Discussion: James Baldwin: “white no longer”
Discuss your thoughts on the advantages of a world that is “white no longer
The white no longer is a world where there is no segregation along the racial lines.
Hence, the first advantage is that both the races would be able to live together, and not be
separated in terms of the color of their skin. Further, the world would have adopted and
accepted the African American race into the society, thus it would be next to impossible to
create such a twist and historically prejudiced society again. The ability of the white
European to break from the beliefs of their past is as radical as imagining individual to
disconnect with their belief and thought that it can be driven to inhuman actions that is
challenging in that if they went through all that chaos to acquire their own voice, it would be
harder to accept the novel perception viewed on the black man (Baldwin, 2016). However,
they can try to be blind against the impact of African American admission to what they
believed to be aa white supremacy, though by returning to a society non-existent of the blacks
it would only create monstrosity in their own.
Baldwin, J. (2016). James Baldwin: The World is White No Longer. Literary Hub. Retrieved
Wells, M. M. (2016). Graffiti, street art, and the evolution of the art market. In Routledge
handbook of graffiti and street art (pp. 504-514). Routledge.