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- ItemGraffiti, Rap, Resistance Art and the Year 2020(2021) Alfaro, Christian; Charlton, JoyWhat does it mean to resist? What does it mean to resist when always faced with the possibility of death? What does it mean to be alive? 2020 was a year that was marred by political strife, racial injustice, both systemic and overt physical actions, fights for liberation against a police state, social strife and culture wars entertained and put forth by the United States of América; its leadership not reflective of the times that we live in, but reflective of the country and its true principles that it was built on. With the raging COVID-19 virus affecting the country at a rate that no has seen before, coupled with the fact that “leadership” on Capital Hill and among elected officials was nonexistent, from both political parties and spectrums of American politics, that ultimately allowed for Black and Brown populations within the U.S to be disproportionality affected by the virus. What this virus did, and continues to do, is to expose the current political and economic models that have been in place within the states for nearly 2 centuries; but the virus was only a small sliver of the disproportionate affects that the country of the United States, its systems, institutions of power not only continue to fail the country’s most vulnerable populations, but it continues to wreak havoc and enact violence in those same communities, in those same groups of the most vulnerable populations.