I need to explore this topic in greater detail. I feel a new research project coming on for my global south research. Thanks, Mississippi dude.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Coming soon: "Not being from Mississippi is such a burden."
Reminds me of Alaska and how the assumption of some people is that if you are not native, you cannot know how to provide services to natives. So, here we are in Mississippi, and yet again, since I am not from here, I apparently do not have the ability to look at the situation, make an assessment of the situation, and decide on an appropriate plan. Apparently--in spite of my advanced training in the use of these techniques, as well as a long experience of what I would term reasonably successful work using those techniques and skills I have acquired (including in Alaska by the way)--my not being from here is limiting my ability to see the issue in the same way that native Mississippians see it--a hopeless repetition of the past that is not going to change unless we just bulldoze right through and damn the torpedos. Once again, "You cannot convince someone of something with facts when the resistance is emotional."