This issue is so much more complicated than what is being reported by the media. I for one hope that Cherokee and Freedmen scholars will at some point do the responsible thing and put their heads together and do the hard work of deconstructing the volatile issue. The blame for this mess should ultimately be placed where it belongs - on the federal government. As a Cherokee and a scholar, I am appalled at the complete lack of knowledge of the historic background of this issue. There needs to be less drama and more research in order to lay out the issue and find suitable solutions. Calling Indians, one of the most marginalized groups in this nation racist is shameful.
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 17:04