For my reflection, I had decided to create an art piece after the song “I wish I knew how it felt to be free” by Nina Simone. “I wish I knew how it felt to be free” was about how the artist wanted her and her race to be able to live in a world without racism and segregation. She wanted her and her race to also be able to not have any fears anymore and live the way everyone should be able to and be free of one's abilities, choices, and rights. She provoked the feelings of want and desperation of just wanting the freedom that everyone should have. The song was made in 1967 and even though she wasn’t the creator of the song, she was the one to put it into the mainstream and had the attention of a lot of people to make an impact on the conversation of racial equality. So with my piece, the purpose of it was to show a white person and a black person’s thoughts during that time area of the 1960's. For the white person, I had them still believing in white supremacy and showing the arrogance of only seeing their perspective and taking advantage of what others would love to imagine to have just as easily as a white person and saying they get to have everything. But the black person on the other hand, is questioning themselves on their worth to White people while also knowing that they deserve the same treatment as them. The black person is full of wants and freedom that the white person has since white people already had it given to them. There is also a border between the white person and the black person because of the divide that was between them with segregation at the time and having the white person faced away from the black man to only see what they want and not the black person. The song made me want to create this art piece because of the importance of equality and showing how it could have made black people feel back then to be treated in this manner and how that is not okay. People deserve to be free in any way of their likes or choosing no matter who you are. It does not matter what your skin color is, what matters is how you treat others, with respect and equality.