Racism

May 18, 2015
By:
Mary Annette Pember

On a dark country road in Indian Country, the lessons of childhood come back quickly when the police pull you over. As a nation debates police violence, we should know that Native people are the ethnicity most likely to be killed by law enforcement.

May 17, 2015
By:
Gina Sixkiller

I am a woman of mixed races. I grew up being called a squaw, half-breed, white, redskin and other names—none meant in a good way. I grew up wondering exactly where I fit in. Then I went to an all-Indian technical school.

May 13, 2015
By:
Monique Vondall-Rieke

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

May 08, 2015
By:
Stanley Heller

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.

May 07, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

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.

May 01, 2015
By:
Amalia Rubin

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.

April 24, 2015
By:
Ed Rice

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.

April 21, 2015
By:
Donna Loring

Being Indian in the State of Maine is like living on an iceberg of racism—a raceburg.

April 18, 2015
By:
Dolph L. Hatfield

It was a cool, late autumn Sunday and the Washington football team was playing a home game.

March 31, 2015
By:
Dennis G. Chappabitty

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.

March 19, 2015
By:
Rinku Sin

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.

March 16, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the federal court appeal of the U.S.

March 14, 2015
By:
Harlan McKosato

Some of my fondest memories attending the University of Oklahoma were whipping up on frat boys on the intramural football fields and basketball courts in the mid-to-late 1980s. They couldn’t stand me. I was their antithesis.

March 12, 2015
By:
Jacqueline Keeler

In 1968, Vine Deloria, Jr.

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