Decolonization is not a metaphor

“Decolonization is not a metaphor” is a fascinating read. Another good read is, “Columbus and Other cannibals,” published by Jack D. Forbes in 1978 – but it is not for the faint of heart.

Sort of along the lines of one of the first pieces I ever wrote that got me in hot water: In 1969-1970 I did a review of Vine Deloria’s “Custer Died for Your Sins.” It completely, and at the time, irreverently savaged not just policies perpetrated upon the first peoples by the U.S. government, but also by the church and NGO aid organizations.

Unsettling America

By Eve Tuck & K. Wayne Yang, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, & Society, Vol 1, No 1 (2012)

Our goal in this article is to remind readers what is unsettling about decolonization. Decolonization brings about the repatriation of Indigenous land and life; it is not a metaphor for other things we want to do to improve our societies and schools. The easy adoption of decolonizing discourse by educational advocacy and scholarship, evidenced by the increasing number of calls to “decolonize our schools,” or use “decolonizing methods,” or, “decolonize student thinking”, turns decolonization into a metaphor. As important as their goals may be, social justice, critical methodologies, or approaches that decenter settler perspectives have objectives that may be incommensurable with decolonization. Because settler colonialism is built upon an entangled triad structure of settler-native-slave, the decolonial desires of white, non-white, immigrant, postcolonial, and oppressed people, can similarly be entangled in resettlement, reoccupation, and…

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Carroll County Poor People’s Campaign organizational meeting Saturday January 19th

Carroll County Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting Saturday January 19th By Kevin Dayhoff Friday, January 18, 2019 There will be Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting on Sat., Jan. 19th, 2019 at the Westminster Library, 50 East Main Street https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/carroll-co-poor-peoples-campaign-organizational-meeting-sat https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2019/01/carroll-county-poor-peoples-campaign.html According to Carroll County NAACP executive board member Rev. Erin Snell, there will be Poor … Continue reading Carroll County Poor People’s Campaign organizational meeting Saturday January 19th

Time Flies Dayhoff: America’s oldest banker when he died, John Cunningham enjoyed walking, cycling and poker

Time Flies Dayhoff: America's oldest banker when he died, John Cunningham enjoyed walking, cycling and poker January 11, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff As we put away another year and look forward to a new one, it is only fitting that we remember one of the many great Carroll Countians that have gone before us: John … Continue reading Time Flies Dayhoff: America’s oldest banker when he died, John Cunningham enjoyed walking, cycling and poker

Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss. The Quitman Co. Administrator and I wrote for the Quitman County Democrat about our visit to Marks, Miss. on Jan. 4, 2019. The article also appears in Across Mississippi Patch here: https://patch.com/mississippi/across-ms/s/glh5j/nationwide-civil-rights-education-delegation-visits-marks-miss On January 4, 2019 a nationwide delegation from Westminster and beyond … Continue reading Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

Slain Davis police officer Natalie Corona

Slain Davis police officer Natalie Corona Wow – so sad: “… but authorities say Limbaugh walked up to a traffic accident that Corona was called to and started shooting at her patrol car, a fire truck and a minivan…” I guess this reinforces our training about safety perimeters. According to ODMP: “As Officer Corona was … Continue reading Slain Davis police officer Natalie Corona

Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

January 8th, 2019 By Quitman County Administrator Velma Benson-Wilson and Kevin Dayhoff, former Mayor of Westminster Md. On Jan. 4, 2019 a nationwide delegation from Westminster and beyond visited Marks, Miss., and participated in a history and education forum. Westminster, MD Patch and Across Mississippi Patch Please find photo captions at the end of the … Continue reading Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am Martins

On Saturday, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 9 a.m., Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven A. Lockard will be the guest speaker at the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast at Martin’s of Westminster, sponsored by the Carroll County NAACP Branch 7014. Tickets are still available $35 in advance $40 at the … Continue reading CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am Martins

Christopher Ingraham – Washington Post: “I ordered a box of crickets…”

This story is too fun: “I ordered a box of crickets from the Internet and it went about as well as you’d expect,” by Christopher Ingraham December 29, 2018 in the Washington Post. Find it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/12/29/i-ordered-box-crickets-internet-it-went-about-well-youd-expect/?utm_term=.a0a393b763f6 Christopher Ingraham – Washington Post: “I ordered a box of crickets…” “For Christmas this year, my family adopted … Continue reading Christopher Ingraham – Washington Post: “I ordered a box of crickets…”