Speculative illustration for 'The New Yorker' "The Rise of Black Home schooling"
This Article explores how black families have began taking their children out of the American school system after finding that it has failed them. The interviewed parent explains how black children are disproportionately punished, and not taught about black history. Parents began to take control of their children's educations through home schooling.
For this illustration I played with proportion to suggest that the student has been trapped in the school, and with the aid of the parent have found an alternative, with a hopefully brighter future.
The spot illustration suggests the weight of education that is put on children, but through the support of their parents (through home schooling) they are able to work together to achieve the right answer.