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Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:19 PM

How can Trump get away with calling Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas?

Maybe I'm over sensitive because my grandmother is Blackfoot and by extension me as well. If it were any other culture or race it would be lights out. It just seems to me that our original people get almost zero respect.

Remember the outrage from this shirt?



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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:22 PM

1. He's a bully and a little dick, but the people he mocks are

Bigger, smarter, nicer, classier, more principaled than he is, so they ignore him.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:22 PM

2. What a great shirt.

I would love to know where to buy one.

Trump can insult First Peoples because his cultural/verbal genocide matches the literal genocide.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:24 PM

3. Because it's not news that they're the party of bigotry

Honestly I'm amazed trump is getting flak for all his hate. Really nothing republicans haven't been doing since Reagan. Hell, Nixon. The only difference is trump isn't subtle about it.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:24 PM

4. Who says he's getting away with it?

That judgment will come on Nov. 8

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:28 PM

6. And your link to your "proof" for this is.........

where?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:41 PM

13. Oops it did post

I wish you could still see the hides.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:43 PM

15. I suspected from the tone and low post count.

I wonder if they get paid by the post?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:45 PM

16. I wouldn't be surprised if people have multiple accounts just to stir the pot

I can't believe people actually make money being a troll.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:31 PM

7. I know people who have had to do research but find they are descendants of N A's first peoples.

If her family was told they have native blood, they probably do.


Tikki

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:36 PM

9. I have done extensive genealogical research. Unfortunately, I do not have the honor she has

 

...to state I am a Native American. </Sir Charles Chaplin>

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:37 PM

10. Is your choice of a Chiefs avatar meant to be ironic?

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:39 PM

11. Yeah, caught that too...

 

GMTA!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:42 PM

14. Me three!

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:39 PM

12. I looked into that and while seriously overblown by the right

I do wish Warren would have taken up on the tribal elders offer for a sit down.

But truthfully that isn't my issue. It's Trump's use of a native as a slam. I understand that he's throwing red meat to his supporters for applause. I'm just sad that as a country, we let him get away with it.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:35 PM

8. Outrage overload

The noise floor in incivility just keeps rising.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:50 PM

17. same easy he gets away with attacks on hispanics muslims women

But he will lose the election.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 09:00 PM

18. The same sorts of comments were made by the Brown campaign

 

I remember one video of Brown staffers doing "war chants".

To an extent I think Warren should have been more cautious about saving she has native American ancestry, but there's nothing to suggest she derived any gain from it.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 06:33 AM

19. Trump's long history of derogatory comments about Native Americans- in this article by Wash. Post

This is one of several articles online over the years about Trump's long history of insults against Native Americans fueled by his desire to expand his casino empire - Worth reading the entire article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/donald-trumps-long-history-of-clashes-with-native-americans/2016/07/25/80ea91ca-3d77-11e6-80bc-d06711fd2125_story.html

"Donald Trump claimed that Indian reservations had fallen under mob control. He secretly paid for more than $1 million in ads that portrayed members of a tribe in Upstate New York as cocaine traffickers and career criminals. And he suggested in testimony and in media appearances that dark-skinned Native Americans in Connecticut were faking their ancestry.

“I think I might have more Indian blood than a lot of the so-called Indians that are trying to open up the reservations,” Trump said during a 1993 radio interview with shock jock Don Imus.

Trump’s harsh rhetoric on Native Americans was part of his aggressive war on the expanding Native American casino industry during the 1990s, which posed a threat to his gambling empire. The racially tinged remarks and broad-brush characterizations that Trump employed against Indian tribes for over a decade provided an early glimpse of the kind of incendiary language that he would use about racial and ethnic groups in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The GOP nominee has portrayed Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers, accused a Latino federal judge of bias because of his ancestry, and suggested that most American Muslims are harboring terrorists. As for Native Americans, the Republican nominee has repeatedly mocked Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claim of Cherokee ancestry by referring to her as “Pocahontas” while some of his rally crowds have erupted in war whoops."

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