Catalog to the influential exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, curated by Thelma Golden (1994–1995). The controversial show forcefully brought to the fore issues of racism and identity politics that were very present in the US during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The exhibition sought to explore the changing representation of the African-American male in the 1970s to the 1990s, and to consider racial stereotypes, concepts of masculinity, sexuality, and cultural history. With texts and images of exhibited works; exhibited artists included: Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Hammons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Adrian Piper, Andres Serrano, and Lorna Simpson. See in particular Golden’s essay, Valerie Smith Feminism Inside: Toward a Black Body Politic, and John G. Hanhardt Can you be BLACK and look at this?: Reading the Rodney KingVideo(s).