Mr. Monteau, does a good service in pointing out this latent racism that exist not only in New Mexico, but in most of America. It's manifestation can be seen everyday in the poverty and despair the Native American's continue to face and the offensive comments like Mr. Rogers made equating Ms. Martinez going to an Indian summit somehow having a likening to Gen. George Custer, who was responsible for leading a Calvary of extermination against Native peoples. The fact Mr. Rogers firm has specialized litigation with clients who often have opposing interests than Natives speaks volumes. Let there be no doubt, people of color will always have to navigate these waters. History has shown, they are vicious and selfish. What's more, they show no signs of relenting. We can only take consolation in the changing demographics and the rise of people of color in population counts. Save for Europe where Anglo-Saxon's originated, anywhere there was a conquest and subsequent colonization, the people have suffered and will perhaps continue to do so, until the balance of power they wield is shifted. I am glad Governor Martinez, did not make it onto Romney's GOP ticket. She would have had to compromise her beliefs for this token V.P. position. As it stands, she has her honor and can proceed to help the people who elected her. Education is the key. I applaud Mr. Monteau, for his insight in sharing this example of racial insensitivity with us.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 16:46