This channel has a working title. It was originally called "Resources for anti-racist, ethical, and decolonized design." I then saw an Instagram post by Sadie Red Wing (@sadieredwig) challenging the use of the word "decolonization" in the context of graphic design, specifically referencing an article by George Aye originally titled "Decolonizing AIGA." Elaine Lopez (@elopez12) echoed with the statement: "Graphic design was never colonized...It is a tool for colonization." Aye honored this feedback and renamed the article "Dismantling White Supremacy Culture Within AIGA." I followed suit in an effort to name this collection, and the problem, more precisely.
"I get why designers use the term "decolonization", but let's remember how google works. When someone searches the terms "decolonization in America", articles like this will pop-up with those keywords especially with AIGA articles. Don't forget that Native Americans are studied like apes by global anthropologists to this day, so be aware of the resources you're creating when they do not include an indigenous perspective of the United States--You're making us go extinct even faster when we're not documented in resources related to decolonization. Come on, yo. Maybe designers need a new word to use."
I am currently thinking about the ways that "resources for dismantling whiteness in your design practice" emphasizes self-improvement over the fact that design is racist and designers can/do kill people. I also wonder if, in pursuit of precision, it's click bait-y. It will change to address these worries once I can do so thoughtfully.