The KKK Boutique
Camille Billops, American, born 1933. Published by Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia.
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The title and subject of this print relate to the satiric film The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks, made by Billops and her husband, James Hatch, in the same year. The film addresses the origins, stereotypes, violent histories, and agendas of racism, pressing viewers to confront their own potential for and participation in prejudice toward people who are different from themselves. The KKK refers to the Ku Klux Klan, a militant secret society whose members donned hooded white robes when committing aggressive acts against people of color, such as burning crosses on their lawns in an attempt to drive them out of “white” neighborhoods.