This seems a bit analogous to Peggy McIntosh’s Backpack of White Privilege I was looking at yesterday.
cf. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack’ and ‘Some Notes for Facilitators’ | National SEED Project
By focusing on the condition of the looking glass, Joyce suggests the artist does not start his work with a clean slate. Rather there is considerable baggage he or she must overcome. This baggage might include colonial conditions or biased assumptions. Form and context influence content. 1
tags: #baggage #flaws
connected ideas: cognitive bias Caliban’s mirror white privilege Ulysses 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge colonialism