Discrimination

October 14, 2013
By:
Ray Cook, Opinions Editor
Sadotturday I was made to remember what it is like to celebrate a holiday that has nothing to do with me. Columbus Day in the U.S. and Thanksgiving in Canada.
September 29, 2013
By:
Julianne Jennings

Mainstream America remains totally unaware of the biological and cultural bonds that exist between African slaves and American Indians—a people created by expulsion, slavery, racism and war caused the collision of cultures that became the crucible of destruction by force, but later provided the t

September 27, 2013
By:
Michael A. Friedman, Ph.D.
The simplest way to dismiss the intensifying national controversy over the word redskin is to insist that the NFL's use of the slur is merely a victimless crime.
September 20, 2013
By:
Dwanna L. Robertson

We all know it’s that time of year. I wrote about it around the same time last year.

September 09, 2013
By:
Dwanna L. Robertson

I love teaching. I love how students are open to new information and give critical thought about contemporary social issues. Mostly, I teach about social injustices that accompany the experience of being racialized (labeled) as not-white.

August 30, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

In a series of columns keying on Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, I’ve asked Indians to dream.

August 26, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

In my previous column leading up to August 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, I sketched a prosperous nation

August 02, 2013
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

In the music business summertime is prime season for B-list and “nostalgia” acts to go on tour with an abundance of venues, from county fairs and festivals to the usual Indian casino gigs.

July 30, 2013
By:
Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega

It is time that the National Football League and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell face the reality that the continued use of the word “redskin” is unacceptable. It is a racist, derogatory term and patently offensive to Native Americans.

July 30, 2013
By:
Gyasi Ross

I know this is sorta late—two weeks, to be exact—and that pop culture topics du jour tend to last only a few days. Modern day pop culture existential question: If someone gets killed on Twitter and it’s no longer trending, did it really happen?

I don’t know; that’s above my pay grade.

July 28, 2013
By:
Oliver J. Semans

The George Zimmerman case is not just about stand your ground, or self-defense; it’s about the prejudice that exists to this day, it’s about a prejudicial justice system that makes the color of the victim’s skin predetermine the verdict of not guilty, with the message sent out to individuals like

July 25, 2013
By:
Jacqueline Keeler

When I heard of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, my thoughts went not to my 10-year-old son, but to my dad, when he was 18. I avoided coverage of the trial because I knew the unrepentant Zimmerman defense would blame his victim, Trayvon Martin, for his own death.

July 21, 2013
By:
Jacqueline Keeler

Over the recent Fourth of July opening weekend, The Lone Ranger  was trounced by Despicable Me 2 at the box office.  I also found myself at a Subway deli looking at a cut-out of Johnny Depp’s Tonto.  And to be honest, as an Indian myself, it does not offend me as much as the Was

July 11, 2013
By:
Julianne Jennings

Racialization is the social and historical process of assigning individuals and groups a racial identity and social status, and places them into positions of superior and inferior types.

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