Leaders of the African American and Hispanic community are not happy about the 92-foot mural near New York’s Times Square. The mural interestingly called, “Women Striving to Get Ahead” features Black and Latina women in racy poses. Commissioned by The Times Square Alliance, these images are an obvious sexual exaggeration of Black and Latina women’s bodies. Centered in the world’s largest entertainment district, several organizations in New York have called protests demanding the immediate removal of the mural.
Although the mural has caused controversy, the artist defends her work. Sofia Maldonado spoke to New York’s FOX News on Wednesday stating that her work is misunderstood. Maldonado says she’s glad the mural is sparking discussion.
Should the mural be removed?