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I want to create several characters that struggle with how society views them (negative), and how they view themselves (positive) . I want the overall illustration to be uplifting so that it shows that people are multidimensional despite what we see on the surface. Exaggeration and humor are greatly appreciated. I want images that provoke potential buyers, and the general public to think deeper before stereotyping or calling an individual a demeaning term because of where they come from or what they look like.

First Character: " Hood" (this term is used in a negative context when referring to where black people may come from or how they may behave as a result of beomg from the hood - I gave each letter of the word a positive meaning:

Humility
Optimism
Over-criticized
Driven

Second Character: "Ghetto Mentality":

Grounded
Hopeful
Empowered
Thankful
Truthful
Outgoing

This mentality is said to be the mentality that keeps Black people from the ghetto back in life. However, I want to show that all "ghetto mentailites" are not the same. Some use their circumstances to overcome.

Third Character: "Militant" (when people use this term to describe a black person they are seen in a negative, violent light). I want the character to appear charismatic, loving, determined, yet peaceful. I defined what militant means to this character -

Manifesting
Independence
Love
Integrity
Trust
Abundance
Nobility
Togetherness

Fourth Character: "Hoodrat" (this term refers young black misguided women
From the "hood" or ghetto that typically are ******** promiscious, may have multiple children by multiple men, dress provocatively for attention etc. ). They typically dont didn't have strong female or male role models growing up. They have proved people wrong at times when all the odds were against them - multiple children, unmarried, etc. They are people like everyone else - just misguided and misunderstood:

Humble
Open-minded
Original
Daring
Reliable
Ambitious
Thinker

Fifth Character: "Reparations" - Obviously this is not a person, but the idea that some form of compensatory payment needs to be made to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved as part of the Atlantic slave trade. I want the "New Reparations" theory to be personified. You can use one person or several people to convey the message that the 30 acres and a mule theory is not important to the black community and that the actions below taken by ourselves will provide the foundation necessary for the black community to thrive:

Realizing
Education
Patience
Assertiveness
Restores
Abundance
Trust
Identity
Oneness
Normalcy
(You can incorporate the letter S so that REPARATIONS is completely spelled out or you can opt out of using the S altogether).