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May. 2nd, 2002

Why is it okay for the History channel to still refer to native americans as indians?


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May. 1st, 2002 10:26 pm (UTC)
Does Ivy Gaduka know about this? If she did I bet she would go UBUNTU on their asses!!!!
May. 2nd, 2002 10:24 am (UTC)
Do they really? That is amazing to me. Ugh.
May. 2nd, 2002 11:06 pm (UTC)
I think Indian is just wrong. I get confused! Whenever someone uses Indian, I ask, "Indian Indian or Native American?" It's all based on those bastard colonists' ignorance anyway. They thought they were in India! Whenever I hear someone using it, I think, Don't you get the joke??? Even better, Native Americans still use it! Isabella Indian Reservation is where we live. Sad sad. I guess I consider it something like n*gger -- it was started as a word to catagorize and ultimately opress, then the situation changed and word just stuck around. I think we need to get rid of them both. People from India = Indian. Indigenous peoples in the Americas = Native American or Indigenous or their *Ack* actual tribe.
May. 3rd, 2002 01:32 am (UTC)
I saw your journal on the friends page of one of my friends - that's why you don't know me. Anyhow, did this really happen? To answer your question, it's not ok. It's sad actually. I think a lot of people have a lot to learn about other cultures.
May. 3rd, 2002 06:29 am (UTC)
Re: Blah
yup, it really happened. one good thing has come out of it; I've had lots of good conversations with people about it.
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