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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 09:35 AM

 

The racisim against Native Americans

https://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/racism-against-native-americans

"Discrimination against Native Americans is the longest held racism in the United States. It dates back to the arrival of the pilgrims and the subsequent invasion of the continent. In an effort to obtain much of North America as territory of the United States, a long series of wars and massacres forced displacements (including the well-known Trail of Tears), restriction of food rights, and the imposition of treaties. Ideologies justifying the context included stereotypes of Native Americans as "merciless Indian savages" and the quasi-religious doctrine of manifest destiny, which asserted divine blessing for U.S. conquest of all lands west of the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific."

Where in the HELL is the Democratic Party on this?!!!!!!!!!

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TshaiRedhair Nov 2014 OP
leftofcool Nov 2014 #1
pipi_k Nov 2014 #3
Zorra Nov 2014 #2
Downwinder Nov 2014 #4
scarystuffyo Nov 2014 #5
uppityperson Nov 2014 #6
Odin2005 Nov 2014 #7

Response to TshaiRedhair (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 09:38 AM

1. Where they have always been

They like to put on a good show but truthfully, Dems don't care anymore about NAs than the GOP.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 11:29 AM

3. Sadly,

I agree.


Many of them were right here a few times this year screeching like Banshees over the name of a football team...


meanwhile, on many reservations, Native Americans were suffering from the effects of true racism. Alcoholism. Drug addiction. Poverty. Disease. Hopelessness.


So, yeah. All that screeching made for a pretty good show. But, in the end, not a damned thing improved, and wasn't likely to improve, even if the Washington Redskins changed their name to the Washington Furry Kittens.


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Response to TshaiRedhair (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 10:02 AM

2. Free Candy Here! If you were Native American, you would already know that

Native Americans always vote 80 - 90 percent for Democrats. You would know the reasons why, and some other things as well:

Obama Adopted Into Crow Nation


Presidential Proclamation -- National Native American Heritage Month, 2014

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2014

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/31/presidential-proclamation-national-native-american-heritage-month-2014-0

President Obama acknowledges need for Native American Apology

http://firstpeoples.org/wp/tag/the-apology-to-the-native-peoples-of-the-united-states/

Obama increases support to American Indians

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/06/13/obama-increases-support-to-american-indians/



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Response to TshaiRedhair (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 11:39 AM

4. Where are Native Americans in politics?

Apache County is 70% Native American, what is the makeup of the County Board of Supervisors?

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Response to TshaiRedhair (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 11:41 AM

5. What would you like done?

 

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Response to TshaiRedhair (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 01:37 PM

6. What are you doing? What would you like done?

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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 08:10 PM

7. I grew up near the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation in NW Minnesota...

...and grew up hearing racist jokes about "those Indians on the Rez scalping people", it's sickening.

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