This is an interesting set of blog posts. I have definitely enjoyed reading through how inflamed everyone is over how bad it is to change your mind about racism as was apparently the case or that it is somehow latent or that the natives did not deserve what happened to then and so on. People have seemed to forget that these event happened like two centuries ago! Mary is long dead. Bickering over latent racism is just an exercise in futility, in a sense you are preaching to the choir. Pretty much nobody in our sheltered class will disagree with you on most of your points, so the purpose of this blog post will be to attempt to find coherency in this mess. Let’s examine the post “captivity narrative”. The author explains over and over how he (or she, I don’t remember) feels about the white imperialism latent in the story. How he considers Mary’s differences from a four thousand year old quote from Moses to be considerable and areligious (or religious, depending on your perspective I suppose).
– Joshua Jolly