It would be no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a year that has shaken up our daily routines.
I concluded, for example, that I need to push harder with my art, my job, and my message. That push became real with the creation of my Barrio Watch line.
A satirical take on the “Neighborhood Watch” signs seen during the 80’s and 90’s, the Barrio Watch logo serves as a warning sign to white supremacists, reminding them that our barrios and hoods are keeping an eye on them. In the dawn of the Ku Klux Klan, minorities feared their night raids. Today, the tables have turned.
We protect our hood, especially San Diego/Barrio Logan’s Chicano Park.
Recent events have demonstrated that Americans are unwilling to put up with racism, and Barrio Watch reflects just that. It is not about selling a product, but more about representing a movement and a state of mind for all peoples.