Blackboard to Backlit board-race or racialA simple room becomes a classroom by the presence of a Blackboard and chalk piece.
There are many symbols around us. Creative artists and authors use various symbols in their works. For this TOW creative thread I also started imagining symbolism in a blackboard. Blackboard appeared to some students as symbol of the 'tyranny' of their maths teacher. For others it was a symbol of the kindness and guidance of their favourite teachers.
My imagination sees a great symbolism in the changing of old classrooms with black boards to ones with Whiteboards - the symbolism for reversal of racial discrimination.
White chalk writing and scarring on a mute black board stands for persecution of the blacks by the Whites. The rebel mind of the persecuted (in my imagination) then rebelled and broke all the blackboards. In that place they installed white boards and started writing on them with thick black marker pens. That stood for the symbolism that now Blacks are taking revenge and tearing into the Whites. They innovated and brought the white backlit boards.
However, now we are using LCD/LED digital boards which are not racial but result in race of innovation and application.