Sunday, July 02, 2017

Evergreen Apologism

Wow this is really awful:
Christopher Leise, "What Evergreen State Could Have Taught Us."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leise:

"The problem thus remains: while the others always feels their otherness, the “other than” has not been adequately delimited."

Is this obsession with defining racial categories (e.g. whiteness) not suspect? Isn't it what we're supposed to be trying to overcome? Doesn't it just work to entrench us even further into our respective racial identities? But really, why is it that the lesson to be learned from the Evergreen circus is that whiteness lacks delimitation?

Oh, and here's a formula for the subordination of truth to untruth: "in the end, questions perhaps should not have turned to 'Who is right here?' but rather, 'Who is white here?'" Pretty sure that sounds like racism, but I'll have to think about it some more...


3:07 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Here's how deeply deluded I by my white, Whiggish, phallogocentric, cisheteronormative supercalifragilisticexpialodociousness: my brain transposed that when I read it, into "in the end, questions perhaps should not have turned to 'Who is white here?' but rather, 'Who is right here?'"

So I thought it was stupid...but didn't understand the full measure of its stupidity.

3:44 PM  

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