An Introduction to "Otherness"

"Otherness" has plagued the United States since its very roots. From colonists' first contact with Native Americans to the ongoing class divisions between rich and poor, the perception of "otherness" has not only been perpetuated by privileged communities but also embedded in marginalized communities' own narratives.

This exhibit draws from the cultures, histories, and perceived “otherness” of a diverse array of minorities and communities in the United States. Experience the power of presentation and storytelling through the eyes of Latinos, Indigenous individuals, and Jews by seeing how they interact with hegemonic institutions in America and greater society.

Credits: Cooper Shawl, Carson McNabb, Leona Mariel Hernandez, Lila Katz