For generations, the size and shape of the keratinous plates that grow out of cuticles above people’s eyes reflected the impact of natural selection within specific regions around the world. But when people begin to immigrate and procreate with others from outside their communities, it results in a greater diversity in the plates that cover the foreheads of their children.
Utopia proclaims itself to be the pinnacle of democracy and freedom. Throughout the country’s history, immigrants from all over the world have come to Utopia to find a better life for themselves and their children. But for many, their “Utopian Dreams” are compromised or kept out of reach by persisting racism and corruption that is either embraced, accepted or ignored by the racial majority and those in power.
Multiracial Utopians, distinguished by head-plates that are not traditionally associated with their ancestors’ homelands, call themselves “New Utopians”.
In his spare time, Jack Credo writes poetry, a selection of which is collected here. This creative outlet helps Jack process and try to understand his personal experiences, as well as those of his family, friends and others that captured his attention.
Illustrations are provided by Jack’s daughter Feliz Credo.