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Dispatch

New York

BY EUGENIE TSAI

Fighting for diversity and visibility

Photograph of Wing on Wo & Co. storefront in New York. Image by Eric Jenkins-Sahlin. Courtesy Wing on Wo & Co., New York.

Race, representation and power— issues that multiculturalism and “identity politics” brought to the fore in the 1990s—have re-emerged with a sense of urgency in New York’s art and cultural realms. This renewed awareness reflects a very real shift in demographics. An estimated 66 percent of New York City’s population identifies as “non-white,” or as people of color (POC). Acknowledging…

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