I felt that Lauren’s presentation material was particularly powerful; especially the video clip, “Take a Picture with a Real Indian”. Not only was this releveant to many aspects of our class discussions but it gave a visual representation and real world example to the things we had only been able to discuss in theoretical terms. This video/preformance art piece forced the spectators to confront their own stereotypical beliefs and by showing that only a young boy was interested in taking a photo with the man once he was in regular street clothes speaks of the mindsets of adults versus children. As they say the children are our future so here’s to hoping that young people like him shape the world to come, eschewing the heretofore held prejudices and faulty belief structures.
Kudos to Lauren for tackling difficult subject matter and forming it in such a way that was as engaging as it was enlightening!