Racism

June 16, 2015
By:
John Guenther

This is a call to athletes to step up and tell sports owners what your personal beliefs are, and refuse to continue to support a racist name. You know who you are and you need to take this very seriously.

June 14, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

I should get paid for how much grief Dan Snyder has caused me. Natives are on everything from butter to sports memorabilia, from Jeep Cherokees to motorcycles, and from tobacco to jerky. We are everywhere and not seeing enough of the jerky.

June 03, 2015
By:
Mark Rogers

To delve into the waters of tribal recognition is to wade in the muddiest of pools rife with greed, racism and political agendas.

June 02, 2015
By:
Mary Ann Andreas

At the moment there has been a flurry of news reports about an unfortunate gesture by a U.S. Senate candidate in California who caricatured an Indian war cry. Apologies are already being made and the dust will soon settle.

May 28, 2015
By:
Erik Stegman

The recent walk out of Native American actors from the set of Adam Sandler’s forthcoming movie The Ridiculous Six has sparked a much-needed conversation on the long-standing racist stereotypes of Native people.

May 24, 2015
By:
André Cramblit

Another blip on the otherwise bland radar of white middle class Eurocentric sensationalist information, that is really pabulum for the masses, and passes for news was recently seen.

May 22, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

Young Native people, it's unfortunate how much you deal with on a day-to-day basis: navigating the world, developing your own beliefs, having to listen to your parents.

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.

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