Thanks Lorenz, and it seems that for the second time in a month I have served as a “breaking news” site.
I was writing also about a clash piece titled “Gassing Puppies, Burning Women, and Playing Tennis,” since a discussion/debate that came up between a friend and I seems to have finally helped both of us work our way towards some sort of anthropological conclusion on these Loyd posts.
For anyone interested, the post with the commentary beneath it is at:
It’s in moments like these that some people, with the reality or excuse of anger, give play to all sorts of racist expressions. That’s one place we need to step in as anthropologists. This Salam-Loyd encounter reads like dozens of tales scripted in the early colonial Caribbean, Africa, Pacific, or early colonial North America. It has a tremendous ring of familiarity.
Another, related article on HTS and AFRICOM has appeared on Wired:
“Help Wanted: ‘Human Terrain’ Teams for Africa”
Comment from: [Member]
Thanks, Benji. see also related posts on Open Anthropology from last summer