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What Happened to the Indian?

Resources Documents Description The resources gathered are supplements the presentation, “What Happened to the Indian?” talk and discussion, October 21, 2023.  Each material included outline important events throughout the social and political relationship between American culture, government and legal structures and sovereign Native tribal history.  Department of the Interior BIA references https://www.bia.gov/bia/eeo/cultural-observances   University of […]

Introduction – I just want to get along!

I Left Home a Rocker and Came Back a Punk Apologetic Deconstructionist 8  January 2024 The morally bankrupt content of the current global-local state demands a critical epistemological pedagogy in how to contend with the corrupt slaughtering of identity.  We could simply silence the phone, leave social media, and turn-off the news each day.  This […]

The Fog of War

In light of this day, Jan. 4, 2024, I found that I was wearing the fog of war. Looking ahead, it appears that this unexpected garment will remain my daily clothing for a little while longer; at least. 2. The mist that surrounds is not kind. Eyes hold no gaze, Hands are forgetting the art […]

THE DIASPORA OF A FAITH-BASED IM/MIGRANT

Van Halen. Dreams. 5150, 1986.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGpMUYmqHZM Diaspora – A Tragedy of Circumstance for Liberal Existence I have come to realize that we all live, reside, and participate in our own diasporic trajectory.  The act of a diaspora is defined by vocabulary.com as: The term diaspora comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “to scatter about.” And that’s […]

A Track for the People – A reading of the Hip Hop track People by Classified

Let the People Speak After watching the video People (Classified, People 2023, https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=rAYcky8VpMk), and assessing the reactions that immediately follow, this track just begs to be reviewed and given critical inquiry.  After the first review of the track, it’s easy to come away with a negative sense from this work.  But that’s where the excitement […]

“Hey Mr.!…Mister!  What’s that song?” – An apologetic deconstruction of Broken Wings by Mr. Mister

Mr. Mister. Broken Wings. Welcome to the Real World, June 1985, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKhN1t_7PEY. It all started in the 1980s with a sense of trying to feel good The year was 1985. It’s the middle of the proverbial, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” era (Bobby McFerrin, Don’t Worry Be Happy (1988), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU). Primetime comedy shows are all the rage. Mullet haircuts are everywhere […]

Is there (now) a phony populism in pop culture?

Alan Lechusza In 1993, George Ritzer published a groundbreaking book, “The McDonaldization of Society”. This work drew critical attention through the academic centers, and from those socially aware. Yet, a populist majority remained blind to this analysis of economy, work/labor, sociology, and — ironically — consumption. Applying an apologetic deconstruction analysis with this [paradigm shifting] work, a […]

Who said anything about Critical Race Theory?

“interpretation is infinite because Meaning is made infinite by desire.” – Julia Kristeva1 Ihab Hassan outlines eleven theoretical points within his article Pluralism in Postmodern Perspectives used to determine the depth of postmodernism.2 Cathy’s art works decisively articulate each of these theoretical concepts, thereby establishing her work within a Native postmodern construct. To demonstrate how […]