The problem I have with "race" in the U.S. is that no one is "pure" after 500 years of occupation/arrival of non-Indians. That being the case, "race" is actually about culture rather than blood-quantum. if one is culturally Indian (and many tribes have, over the years, adopted non-Indians) and if Indians with more recent mixture of non-Indian ancestry are accepted as members of a tribe, then why aren't the Freedmen, who presumably are culturally Indian, accepted? It's just a question.
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 19:58