Category: Environmental Psychology
There is no honest both sides argument going on about America’s origin and race, we only have a centuries-old, whitewashed history crafted by Plutocrats (leadership based on wealth and power) who have weaponized Intersectional Racialized Class, that continues to be propagated by our systems of education.
They pit Industrial Serfs and Techno Peasants against each other while terrorizing so-called Whites with Scary Minorities so that they predictably react and vote against their own best interests generation after generation.
We don’t need the imagined threat of Aliens from another world seeking to destroy us when there are real members of our own species that are gladly willing to exterminate billions of people for a bigger percentage.
Ashley Nkadi • 2017-11-09 10:00 AM
I was Dean Thomas, appearing ever so often in the halls of Hogwarts, but never enough to truly be seen. I was Daenerys’ personal assistant, whose insight, wisdom and strength were valuable enough to be leaned on, but not exceptional enough to actually be the Breaker of Chains. In worst cases, I was a villain, a miscreant or no one at all—an extra fleeting through a scene too quickly to even be registered.
So why do fantasy and science fiction lack diversity?
Read the full article at The Root
Though the evidence does not support Dewey’s assertion that “we cannot permanently divest ourselves of our intellectual habits”, the main point he makes does hold true and is a cardinal principle in my life. Within our culture of intersectional racialized class, my cultivated naïveté is almost always interpreted as a lack of intelligence and education.
“An empirical philosophy is, in any case, a kind of intellectual disrobing. We cannot permanently divest ourselves of the intellectual habits we take on and wear when we assimilate the culture of our own time and place.
But intelligent furthering of culture demands that we take some of them off, that we inspect them critically to see what they are made of and what wearing them does to us.
We cannot achieve recovery of primitive naïveté. But there is attainable a cultivated naïveté of eye, ear and thought.”
― John Dewey