rent-a-negro.com

From Rhizome Artbase
damali ayo
2003
Description

Rent-a-Negro is a website advertising a business that purportedly provides Black people to white renters to perform specific "services" that Black people are often expected to perform without compensation. The project was originally intended to include live performances (rentals), but this element had to be abandoned when the artist received violent threats.

Rhizome staff
2021

rent-a-negro.com is a state-of-the-arts service that allows you the chance to promote your connection with a creative, articulate, friendly, attractive, and pleasing African American person. This service comes without the commitment of learning about racism, challenging your own white privilege, or being labeled "radical." In fact, rent-a-negro.com allows you to use your money and status to your advantage! In addition, your dollars go to support the development of African American culture...everyone benefits!

damali ayo
5 April 2005
Metadata
Variant History
outside link
8 May 2013
2003
open submission
5 April 2005
damali ayo