On February 14, 2014 President Obama began the White House initiative to bring peace to the justice practices of American communities which he named “My Brother’s Keeper.” Today, this initiative continues to address the disparate treatment of African-Americans in
Connecticut activists working on the mascot issue need some suggestions about movies or other cultural events we could use to educate about Indian nations. There’s been some small progress in Connecticut in getting rid of Indian mascots, but not enough.
When there are too many white people at a venue, I get scared. Please don't judge me; my best friend is white (Hi, Rhonda!) I know some great white people, but it is you bad apples who ruin it for your ethnicity.
Adam Sandler, I am a Jew. Although we don’t share the same taste in comedy, I had always loved that you put Jews out there. You made us visible.
Pope Francis recently trumped political correctness on yet another sensitive topic: the Turkish massacre of Armenian people 100 years ago.
Our campaign to end the use of Native American nicknames and mascots by Maine’s public schools has reached the last community, Skowhegan, still clinging to the tenets protected by acceptable institutional racism.
Being Indian in the State of Maine is like living on an iceberg of racism—a raceburg.
It was a cool, late autumn Sunday and the Washington football team was playing a home game.
I engaged in a pitched, life-and-death, brutal, bloody battle with four racist young white men on a lonely dark rural road in Creek County, Oklahoma in 1971. I was a 22-year-old college student and a citizen of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma.
As a state in the heartland of the country, Indiana has long been associated with “Hoosier Hospitality” and down-home charm. A sleepy Midwestern gem, it is not accustomed to wide-spread attention for much.
Editor’s Note: Reprints of advance reviews of Darkness in El Dorado by Patrick Tierney are currently circulating on online, and a recent post from Newpower was cited as the lead-in to the columnist Steve Newcomb’s dissection of the dehumanizing effects of anth
A little-noticed definition of “civilization” is this: “the forcing of a particular cultural pattern on a population to whom it is foreign.” The key word is “forcing,” which implies some agency that engages in the process of forcing a particular cultural pattern on a population or nation.
I was visiting my friend and some of his relatives yesterday and we were discussing the usual happenings on the rez and Indian country in general.
The conversation on race in our country is changing. Once a subject left to be discussed by civil rights leaders, organizers and a few non-profits, race is now a topic for many.