A Linguistic Critique of the Phrase: “The System is Broken.” // How Various Systemic Structures of Oppression Remain Flawed Yet Working.

To Begin “Just a reminder,” Dr. Adrienne Keene began, “the system in what is currently known as the U.S. isn’t ‘broken.’ It was designed by male white supremacist slaveowners on stolen Indigenous land to protect their interests. It’s working as it was designed” (Keene, 2018). Keene, an American and Native American academic, writer, activist, and …