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Worlds Highest Standard of Living

Make America Great Again, by Chip Thomas


A vintage photograph in black and white which has been slightly altered. A dozen or so Black people, and people of color, stand in a line outside. They wear heavy winter jackets, and hats which date the image to the 1950s. Above, and behind them is a larger-than-life billboard which features a smiling, middle class white patriarchal family in a mid-century car, going for a drive. The driver, a man with uncanny Donald Trump features, is wearing a “MAGA” hat. Text on the billboard states: “World’s Highest Standard of Living,” and “There’s No Way like the American Way.” One of the Black men in line below also holds a bag with the words: “Make America Great Again”.

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