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Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog
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Jan 23, 11

Read from January 13 to 23, 2011

This book made me cry. It also brought dreams--good, powerful dreams. Furthermore, it inspired me to think about miscommunication in English. "I understood how mom was feeling. She was wrapped up in a different culture altogether. We spoke a different language. Words did not mean to her what they meant to us" (57). I think barriers within a language are especially pertinent in regards to conversations about ethnicity. Certain words can bring about white guilt, which can end a dialogue in defensiveness. However, Mary Crow Dog does a wonderful job of speaking truth.
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