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Two Kinds of Racism: A Call for Clarity

Greg Howard, writing in The New York Times Magazine recently ["The Easiest Way to Get Rid of Racism? Just Redefine It"], offered an innovative critique of white people claiming to be victims of racism. He used the concept of "gaslighting" to describe the process, explaining gaslighting as an to...

On the Washington Post Redskins Poll

For many, the key take away of the recent survey conducted by the Washington Post is that the vast majority of American Indians do not take offense at the name of the local professional football team. In fact, for some, the poll sounds a death knell for the against...

DiCaprio’s Oscar Speech: More Than Images at Stake

Excitement erupted when Leonardo DiCaprio referred to Indigenous Peoples, climate change, and the politics of greed in his Oscars acceptance speech for 2016 "Best Actor." Here was a media celebrity puncturing the cocoon of Hollywood self-congratulation to touch base with reality, and doing so with explicit encouragement to who...

Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of Mourning

A new historical and cultural novel by Larry Spotted Crow Mann (Nipmuc), The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving, challenges the stereotypical American holiday tradition. The story centers on the experiences of a 40-year-old Nipmuc man coming to terms with his life experiences in the midst of family and societal Mann's...

The Puzzling Case of Natives Who Favor ‘Redskins’

The effort to relegate "redskins" to the wastebasket of historical racism stirs up a backlash from so-called "fans" of the epithet. One backlash aims at the group EONM—Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry.EONM describes itself as "a grassroots Native led volunteer organization dedicated to eliminating harmful stereotypes in schools and They...

Anti-Indian Racism Is Everywhere in America

The season premiere of South Park, which aired September 24, struck a chord familiar to many viewers and is sure to set the Washington football team scrambling to recover lost yardage.In the 18th season opener, the cartoon show’s entrepreneurial children decide to make use of the Washington name their...

#Redskinsnomore: A New YouTube Video Breaks New Ground

Brad Gallant has added a great new tool to the campaign to combat mascot racism: a 6-minute YouTube video, titled "Redskins No More." The title expands the Twitter hashtag, #redskinsnomore. The video itself expands the critique of mascot racism into a laugh-out-loud and gut-serious presentation.We are familiar with fact...

Connect the Dots: Mascots, Feathers, Termination … Domination

The New York Daily News decision to "sack the name" of the Washington Redskins sets an example for all other news outlets. As the paper's editorial says, "The Redskins name is a throwback to a vanished era of perniciously casual racial attitudes."The dictionary definition of "pernicious" shows why editors...

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Connect the Dots: Mascots, Feathers, Termination ... Domination

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