Racism is disgusting but I have learned to take advantage of racism in my own little way. I am a 4/4 Indian, which means a "full blood" in White language. I look Mexican. I experienced much racism from the White tribes like the federal Choctaw. I also experience considerable racism from some educated federal Wampanoags who have White (Portuguese) blood in them with some Black blood. And of course I experience racism in Canada every day. I take advantage of this racism. My job unfortunately requires me to take advantage of people. Some jobs (like car salesmen, real estate sales, etc.) require you to take advantage of people. In my employment, people realize they have been taken in but it's too late by then because they have already signed a contract with us. This is how I take advantage of the racism I experience: customers ask me about my race and background. Instead of telling them my real tribal affiliation, I tell them I am either Choctaw or Wampanoag or Canadian. After customers realize my company has taken them for a ride, they blame me for it. All they remember of me is that I am Canadian and Choctaw or Wampanoag. Then they go on their blog and Facebook pages and bad-mouth the Choctaws and Wampanoags and Canadians. Just retribution I would say for the racism I have to put up with. It's all messed up and I shouldn't be this way.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 18:38