November 29, 2021

Rhetorical Erasure, Indian Slavery, And The Doctrine Of Discovery, Part 2 (Roger Green)

Last month I began a survey, which I continue here, regarding the rhetorical erasure of American Indians. This work is part of a larger initiative we at The New Polis have begun by calling for submissions related to the Doctrine of Discovery or Doctrine of Domination. We continue to request submissions related to the topic. […]

Critical Conversations 6 – “On Decoloniality” With Walter Mignolo (Announcement)

An earlier version of this posting had the date listed as “December,” which would imply the webinar had already occurred. It is still scheduled for January, 12, 2021. When: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10 am Mountain Standard Time, 6 pm European time How: Zoom. By Advance Registration. Please register at the following link:  You must register in […]

The Primordial Substitute Teacher – Neoliberalism, Racial Capitalism, And The Ideology Of “Students First”, Part 1 (Thomas Joyce)

The following is the first of a three-part series. Teachers in Title I urban schools inhabit a unique place in society unlike most other professions.  Title I schools are schools with over forty percent of their student population on free or reduced lunch. In urban settings these schools are often racially segregated with the concentration […]

Another Better “Now” – Yanis Varoufakis’ Metaphysics Of Morals (Paul Tyson)

The year 1627 saw the publication of short and incomplete work of fiction by Francis Bacon in which he imagined a previously undreamed of scientific and technological future. The book he wrote was called The New Atlantis. Some time back I read this astonishing little novella. While it was a cracking good read, you could […]