The Privilege to Decide the Life They Are Given: Native American Children in the Foster Care and Adoption System

Louise Erdrich’s The Round House presents a fascinating portal into the Catch-22 of Native American sovereignty, as highlighted by the tangled legal web surrounding the novel’s central event, the rape of Geraldine. But the aspect of the novel I found the most compelling was the issue of Native sovereignty that drove this plot point: the […]

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“Engaging the ‘Peripheral Edge’” and “Looking Beyond the Periphery”: The Black Museum Movement in the Community and Beyond

In The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin argues that in changing their situation, African Americans need to accept that “the Negro has been formed by this nation, for better or for worse.” [1] To Baldwin, accepting this history did not just mean acknowledging its presence but “learning how to use it.”[2] He urged African Americans to […]

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