Thank you for writing this! These subjects have weighed on my mind, as well as the minds of other Natives. I am also annoyed when people say those phrases "get over it" or "too sensitive". I have seen many Native stereotypes being portrayed out there, that's really annoying and just wrong. I don't mean to get off topic, but using this article for a reference, I seen those phrases used on a Star Trek site. I like Trek...and what its "supposed" to represent, but I dont care for an Original Series episode called "The Paradise Syndrome", its very stereotypical!!! Anyhow, a Native posted on the episode discussion about being displeased with it and its portrayal of Native Peoples. Then, a bunch of Trekkies, as well as the person who reviewed the episode, ganged up on him and used the "get over it" and "too sensitive" phrases against him. That just goes to show.... Again, I didn't mean to get off topic, but this article is very true. The general public, tv, film, books, and other media continue to be "insensitive" toward Native Peoples. There needs to be a change. Very good article!
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 23:58