I do not know the ways of the people who live in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan.  I do not know how to deliver my message in a manner that will be respectful.  I do not know the words one offers in Pashto to a parent who has lost their child.  For that matter, neither … More Peace

Overstanding Nacirema

I will never forget a lesson imparted by my 8th grade social studies teacher.  It’s one I trust many of you have encountered along the path of the US educational system.  She had us read Horace Miner’s 1956 anthropological study, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema.  Discussion followed and it was the girl sitting in front … More Overstanding Nacirema