A kayak is a low-rider canoe.

Canoes reek of genocide, theft and white privilege, professor claims

According to Misao Dean, Professor of English at the University of Victoria, the canoe can be a symbol of colonialism, imperialism and genocide due to history. She also accused the canoers of cultural appropriation because they are primarily white men and have a privileged place in society.

In a radio interview for CBC Radio, which wasn’t picked by the Internet until several months later, she claimed “we have a whole set of narratives that make the canoe into a kind of morally untouchable symbol, something that seems natural, that seems ordinary, and seems to promote values that we ascribe to.”

“But I think if you look a little further that narrative obscures or erases another narrative—and that narrative is about, to be blunt, it’s about theft and genocide”, the professor said.

Yachts, Cigarette boats, the Queen Mary; that I could understand.   But Canoes and Kayaks?  Really?
Sometimes I just can’t come up with a comeback when a declaration is so stupid.
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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read. 66 years old and have a new girlfriend!
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One Response to A kayak is a low-rider canoe.

  1. Marsha Dinneen says:

    Love the eye candy though!

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