Ancestry-Deciding Who We Want To Be

05/03/19     Ancestry- Deciding Who We Want To Be

Topic: Ancestry, Education, Assimilation,
Participants: Brandon Duran
Broadcast Air Date: 05/03/19
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:

  • How was the education system designed to erase us?
  • How do we use the past to help us define the present?
  • How do we keep the memory of the people that came before us?
  • Are blood quantum criteria a colonial invention designed to erase indigenous people?
  • Why do we fail to acknowledge the experience of erasing that results from attending the K through 12 school system?
  • How are we rewarded for being versed in the language of the colonial system?
  • If we can be whatever we want, then why are we becoming what the system wants us to be?
  • If we have many different ways that we can live, then  why  does the school system   prepares  us for only one?
  • How do we  decide the  people  we  want to be?

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