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Hello, its another post from me asking for help on something! 

 

I was reading over settler colonialism but dont really understand the alt on this specific file i was reading. The tag for the alt is "The alternative is an ethic of incommensurability" 

 

Can someone please explain this whole thing/alt to me? Also what are some good responses/cards to counter this K? 

 

Thank you

Settler Colonialism K - Wake 2017 copy.docx

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Can someone please explain this whole thing/alt to me? Also what are some good responses/cards to counter this K? 

Take this with a grain of salt because I've only hit a few K's, but I think that the alts are all saying that we should embrace a teaching of indigenous history/homelands. 

 

The first answer that comes to mind is that you could say that by operating under the state in education we don't adequately teach indigenous pedagogy or whatever without settler bias being mixed in and that we should do this elsewhere. I know this seems counter intuitive because you are using the state in education by running a plan (If its a K-aff, this arg makes a lot of sense and I think it would work) But I feel like you can spin in a sense of urgency to doing the plan because I don't see many short term impacts to the alt. If your opponents don't say that they engage with the state, then read some bs, of how using the state is key and that shifting epistemologies doesn't do anything.

 

I honestly think this is one of the better K's to run this year

 

i feel like this probably didn't make any sense, but I'm sure there are other people on the site that would be willing to help you with this

Edited by 1offframework

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Take this with a grain of salt because I've only hit a few K's, but I think that the alts are all saying that we should embrace a teaching of indigenous history/homelands. 

 

The first answer that comes to mind is that you could say that by operating under the state in education we don't adequately teach indigenous pedagogy or whatever without settler bias being mixed in and that we should do this elsewhere. I know this seems counter intuitive because you are using the state in education by running a plan (If its a K-aff, this arg makes a lot of sense and I think it would work) But I feel like you can spin in a sense of urgency to doing the plan because I don't see many short term impacts to the alt. If your opponents don't say that they engage with the state, then read some bs, of how using the state is key and that shifting epistemologies doesn't do anything.

 

I honestly think this is one of the better K's to run this year

 

i feel like this probably didn't make any sense, but I'm sure there are other people on the site that would be willing to help you with this

an ethic of incommensurability isn't just "native pedagogy," rather it's a refusal to compromise claims for decolonization with settlers - it's a frame utilized to weigh calls to give back the land insofar as it refuses to believe that dialect of native vs. settler can be reconciled, at least through the reformism that most affs would claim to be.

Edited by kylerbuckner

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