Brilliant Thomas King…

“How will photographing Native artists benefit Native people? you see this basic kind of question in various guises on the “human study” portion on grant applications, and you hear it debated on talk shows and in churches. Politicians use it as a ploy because they know that political memory is not even short term. Advertisers transform the question into a glimmering promise that if you buy their products – deodorants, frozen pizzas, magic beans – your life will improve.  It is the great Western come-on. The North American Con. the Caucasoid Sting.”

Thomas King, The Truth About Stories

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