Check out this animated short entitled “Partly Cloudy” and answer the following questions:
What did the White (light) clouds produce, and how did you initially interpret it? Did your thoughts change over the course of the film?
What did the dark cloud produce, and how did you initially interpret it? Did your thoughts change over the course of the film?
The light clouds were higher in the sky than the dark cloud was? What meaning or association did you draw from the positionality of the clouds?
I was initially drawn in by the animation and music, but in addition to the stork story (which we can also unpack), I was also reminded of the subtle ways we are conditioned to associate safety and positivity with Whiteness, and the various ways those ideas and associations of Whiteness as being positive, better, “superior”are reinforced in society.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones