I empathize and side with the criticism of this mural. While I understand the attempt to use positive displays to bring about peace and unity, it comes off as tone deaf to paint the police in such a light when they have brought about a lot of pain to the African-American community, both nationally and specifically within the city of Detroit. This article was of interest to me because many of the conversations that my project is having this summer are centered on how an organization can improve their cultural competency. It is clearly imperative to understand the sentiments, needs and background of a community in order to avoid offending it and to represent it properly. The DIA failed to consider how this painting would affect the BIPOC community. This article has shedded light on the importance of understanding the context of the community you are interacting with and serving, and I look forward to encouraging such cultural sensitivity and awareness within TechTown.