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Silenced Culture Graffiti on permission walls, buildings, and subway cars can be associated with the Muted Group Theory. The theory developed out of the cultural anthropology field, and helps explain the communication patterns, and social representation of non-dominate cultural groups, such as women and minorities (Ardener 1970). The minorities include Blacks and Hispanics living in areas that do not have easy access to mainstream communication within a society. The permission walls, buildings, and subways cars can be seen as a cultural bond, which allows artists to express their ideas freely and communicate with other artists. In an article titled, Graffiti as extreme resistance anarchism it says, “Graffiti has traditionally been viewed as

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