Whitewashing the silences created by the conqueror’s history

Haga “click” aquí para ver el artículo en español.

The film I share below is from the TED website.  Although I have issue with some of the ideas they propose as well as some of the support they receive, they do have some wonderful presentations that open your eyes to thoughts and ideas you may not have been aware of.  That’s what growth is all about- awareness- ennit?

The following is a presentation that touches on the history of the relationship between the US and the Indigenous people of the land they invaded and conquered, as evidenced by the relationships held with the Lakota.

This is not the history you were taught in school…

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2 Responses

  1. We’ve been known about this stuff–those that accept facts will accept them Those that prefer to live in fantasy and cover up the truth–I just don’t understand how they grow up and keep up the charade.

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  2. Hmmm… Well psychology tells us that opposing truths and realities are held in all human beings and that the more disparate the truths, the harder it is to remain a balanced individual. Considering the state of the world today, I’d say cognitive dissonance has become pretty much status quo.

    Thanks for stopping by and adding your thoughts 🙂

    N

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