In this provocation, I argue against contributors to the global publication The Economist that the biggest threat to western liberalism is not equity but rather an incomplete and misplaced definition of individualism. Such a definition does not take the history of racism in the context of the United States (U.S.) into consideration. Through lessons taught by a heyoka of the Oglala Lakota people, Black Elk, a refined conceptualization of individuality could center both the personal and communal to set the stage for truly equitable policy development within the U.S.
Bennett, J. (2022). Selfless Selfishness: The Me and We of Individuality. Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 21 (1). Retrieved from https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/taboo/vol21/iss1/7