Of all the additions to Dad's photograph collection, the present offering is perhaps the best known.  He originally titled the image Charlie Potato, the Navajo's name, but protests from the subject led him to drop the specific for the more general title of 'The Navajo.'

Extreme Virtue 9b: Culture Wars Old and New

Culture Wars, Old and New by Randall Auxier   I lived in Oklahoma for some years, and learned to be suspicious of pictures like this one. Friends there helped me begin to grasp the depths of my own unconscious racism. One day I was walking with a colleague and our Dean to the faculty lunchroom.…

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Extreme Virtue 13: Isn’t It Rich?

Isn’t It Rich? by Randall Auxier   This fellow stands out in a crowd. I’ll bet he wants it that way. Most of us would be unable to connect with him. Say, you and me are having coffee and he wanders into the Starbucks. Are we allowed to stare? Surely the answer is “yes, you…