Racism

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 19, 2013
By:
Se-ah-dom Edmo

Oregon's governor John Kitzhaber went on record saying he will veto Senate Bill 215.

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.

July 03, 2013
By:
Crystal Willcuts

Paula Deen’s N-word controversy is misguided and blown out of proportion. In a deposition for a lawsuit against her, she admitted to using the N-word 26 years ago.

June 24, 2013
By:
John F. Banzhaf III

Celebrity chef Paula Deen admits that she used the word nigger “a very long time” ago in strictly private conversations, and she, like so many others, is immediately banned from broadcasting, but team owner Dan Snyder is not only responsible for the repeated use of the word "redskins" on

May 23, 2013
By:
Cole R. DeLaune

In May 2011, the spectacle of political theater took a quickly forgotten detour into the realm of the absurd when minor protests erupted over the participation of Chicago rapper Common in a White House poetry slam.

May 21, 2013
By:
Tally Monteau-Colombe

Mitakuyapi, Cante waste napeciyuzapi.

May 14, 2013
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

A thousand people were asked in April if the Washington NFL franchise should change its name and (shocker) 79 percent said no.

March 30, 2013
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Every American Indian alive today has been affected by the policy of assimilation implemented by the United States government not that long ago.

February 24, 2013
By:
Julianne Jennings

While strolling with friends through the busy streets of Spoleto, an ancient Italian city in the province of Umbria, we stepped into the start of celebrations or carnivals called, Quaresima.

January 27, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Lots of things have followed me into my second retirement.  Some, like continuing work with Indian graduate students, are a source of delight. Others less so. I am reminded that I failed to change the world.

January 23, 2013
By:
Charles Kader

This year has gotten off to quite a start with Idle No More and now the Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray chiming in on a franchise name change for the NFL team associated with that city.

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