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For centuries the conditioning of colonialism reinforced the exclusion of the black experience from mainstream culture .  A Children’s Story is rehabilitation through images with the use of mimesis and culture jamming. Kahdeem is exploring how replacing American icons with black bodies affects how black people see and value themselves.  The glass which acts as a barrier between fantasy and reality, gives the images an abstract expressionist feel, skin tones are prominent but facial features are ambiguous to represent an archetype.