Re: Decolonizing Anthropology

Cliff Sloane (cesloane@MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU)
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 20:54:43 -0600

I really don't know why people are even taking Mr. Johnson's provocations
seriously. The effort to "decolonize" anthropology has been going on for
a long time, some would argue since Boas.

The statements about "Native Americans" seem to come from a perspective
that sees American Indians as either the only, or at least the most
extremely injured, victims of colonialism.

My sympathies go to a white man like Mr. Johnson who feels such painful
levels of guilt that he contributes agonizing confessionals for all to

Cliff Sloane