I believe their message regarding this often seen picture is important, and I believe that cultural appropriation is not cool.
"Thank you, "El Palacio" magazine. I truly appreciate their clarification, within my own context in historical research and understandings, I've often wondered about the (mis)use of this picture on social media.
I hold a lack of bias as to folk's sexuality and have training as to the understanding of perceptions and the almighty ISMs in our current culture, both formal and life met. Thank you, thank YOU. I'll spread the word. Good article!!"
“Does this viral photo mean what you think it does?
Misrepresentations that obscure historical truths inflict further injury upon the Diné, who continue to resist both inaccurate portrayals and American colonialism.”
Read more in our digital summer edition
elpalacio.orgBY HANNAH ABELBECK, JENNIFER DENETDALE, AND DEVORAH ROMANEK More than a hundred and fifty years ago, probably in 1866, a photograph was taken of two Navajo men during a deeply traumatic event for the Diné: the Long Walk, when the United States imprisoned over ten thousand Navajo people (click on th...