The black man in this image is closing his eyes to the racism going on all around him. Unfortunately, in the real world, this is not something that he has the ability to do. He has to witness racism occurring to others around him. He has to witness racism occurring to his own person. The scene in this image is meant to challenge those of us who can look away. It is meant to challenge those of us who can put our hands over our eyes. This is an image that is certain to make a powerful impact on everyone.