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The NBA Finally Eliminated Racism... Unless You Count Native-Americans - Huffington Post

The NBA Finally Eliminated Racism... Unless You Count Native-Americans - Huffington Post | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
The NBA Finally Eliminated Racism... Unless You Count Native-Americans
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That's the message from All Def Digital, who dropped a video this week impaling the hypocrisy of punishing racism in professional sports.
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For those of you who are heartfelt about putting racism at rest in sports - give this video a whirl.  It puts a bit of a light spin on how societal views are on sports in America.  Ironically we boast how we are mopping up our racist comments and allowing everyone to have a chance to play.  But once you watch this comedic clip, you will see just how far we still have to go.  Remember to be racism-free we need to acknowledge everyone and accept everyone equally, not just the ethnicities and races that we like, or that we can relate to most.

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Matt Murray's curator insight, May 16, 2014 6:58 PM

With donald sterling racist comments recently, racism in sports has been heightened. This video pokes fun at now that sterling is gone racism is gone in the nba and sports, because no one thinks about native americans.

 

This brings up a main issue that has been going on recently about professional sports teams and their names. Like the washington redskins, chicago blackhawks, kansas city chiefs, florida state seminoles. Many people want the redskins to change their name because it is offensive term "redskins"

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Plan to reduce Native American women prisoners - Rapid City Journal

Plan to reduce Native American women prisoners - Rapid City Journal | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
Plan to reduce Native American women prisoners Rapid City Journal PIERRE | A criminal justice oversight council in South Dakota unanimously endorsed a proposal Monday to apply for a grant from the federal government to help reduce the...
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▶ USA: Daryl Hannah and Native Americans march on Washington - YouTube

20140426-035 M/S Native American protesters in Washington, D.C. M/S Native American protesters holding flags C/U 'Cheyenne River Sioux tribe' flag SOT, Daryl...
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To have a presence of celebrities helping Native Americans, is a great accomplishment; needing to show that we support those that were here for years before us.  The tribes that were protesting were so beautifully displaying their flags and their local traditions of garments.  More people should be willing to stand up for what they believe in and support instead of standing in the shadows and letting others take the fall or burden.

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The Native American Ancestry

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ut what RT @nativepedia: There are hundreds of thousands of Americans with Native American roots http://t.co/5au0gahxFF #NativeAncestry http://t.co

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But what of those that had their names changed at the boarding schools in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  How do you trace those lineages??? 

 

Many tribes were wiped out.  And yet many were young Native Americans were "taken" away to boarding schools.  Their names were changed, eradicating their culture in place for a new one.  In essence, losing their culture.  So how do you trace those that were lost this way?  How do you repay them for what they have lost?

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Snyder Announces Foundation for Native Americans

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After months of public scrutiny, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has announced he is creating a foundation aimed at helping Native Americans.
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Seems like a cop out of fixing the original problem.  Although it is a step in the right direction.  Playing Devil's Advocate...  when it comes to naming sports teams, unless if it is completely bland, it will almost always offend someone in some way.

 

Although in the current era, to name a sports team after someone's heritage is offense-full.  To have the mockery from other teams, from the team that is representing the said mascot - countless hearts are now mending by removing this.  However, it  seems that almost every symbol at some point to someone means something.  Sooner or later we will run out of mascots for our sports teams due to someone being offended.

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5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty - Forbes

5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty - Forbes | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty Forbes Chief Justice John Marshall set Native Americans on the path to poverty in 1831 when he characterized the relationship between Indians and the government as “resembling that of a ward...
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Although compensation for any one culture for decimation from another is tough to find the happy medium.  Every culture at some point has been discriminated against; finding how to work together and making sure that each culture is preserved should be the goal.

 

Many states have attempted to make apologies and compensate those that can prove damage and pain was done.  How are many of these tribes to prove this if their lineages are hard to trace?  Their young were taken from them and sent to boarding schools to live; erasing any signs that they were once Native American.  Replacing that with a new identity, a White one that they will struggle with identifying with.

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Robyn L. Harding's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:29 PM

The United States government may recognize Native Americans as their own respective 'nations', but in practice this is hardly the case. It smacks of recognition without representation, done in way that is meant to continue the status quo while simultaneously giving white American the absolution it feels it needs for 500 years of genocide and oppression.

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Hope on the horizon for Choctaw Nation - MSNBC

Hope on the horizon for Choctaw Nation - MSNBC | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
MSNBC Hope on the horizon for Choctaw Nation MSNBC For decades in the 1940s through the 1960s, the American government adopted a policy of Indian termination and assimilation, in which it stripped Native tribes of their sovereignty and forced young...
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Too much culture lost.  Regaining it and preserving it should be a priority.  Not so much on keeping the lineage "pure" but to make sure the history is passed down.

 

A new focus should be on how to preserve the lineage with the current generations.  Enabling them to pass down the traditions and history themselves.  Teaching them, recording it, and education the communities what and who these people are and were.  Allowing them to preserve their past while moving on into the present.

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Rooney Mara's casting as Native American princess Tiger Lily in Pan is slammed - Daily Mail

Rooney Mara's casting as Native American princess Tiger Lily in Pan is slammed - Daily Mail | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
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Rooney Mara's casting as Native American princess Tiger Lily in Pan is slammed
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... in arms about Rooney Mara's casting as Native American princess Tiger Lily in the film Pan.
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Even today, when discrimination is supposed to be at a low, do we still see it in the entertainment industry!

 

However, this is what the purpose of acting is.  To become something that you are not.  If she is able to "become" Native American, then why judge for casting her.  However, if there was an actress that matched the skill in acting that was Native American - maybe she should have been considered.  But I believe that this country is attempting to break out of many stereotype roles and allow actors to explore more.

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where the spirit lives pt4

Where the Spirit Lives (1989) is a drama film about Aboriginal children getting taken from their tribes to attend residential schools. The film starred Miche...
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It's a sad thing that happened to these people.  How one culture could be so blind.

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Native Americans finding success in independent college -- Rolf Wegenke - Madison.com

Native Americans finding success in independent college -- Rolf Wegenke - Madison.com | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
Native Americans finding success in independent college -- Rolf Wegenke Madison.com Between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, the percentage of Native American students in the UW System has declined by 23 percent, increased by 2 percent in Wisconsin's...
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Native American Activists Could Sue The City Of Nashville Over Ancient Remains - Nashville Public Radio

Native American Activists Could Sue The City Of Nashville Over Ancient Remains - Nashville Public Radio | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
One Native American activist said a lawsuit could follow if the city ignores their demands.
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The destruction of Native American ancient establishments is appalling, destroying one culture just so that someone could have a larger house.  The discovery of ancient artifacts should have been enough to enable them to alter the construction crew or maybe attain attention from local officials.  How could we value a larger building over the history of a population? 

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Native Americans React to Christina Fallin's Fake War Dance Performance

Native Americans React to Christina Fallin's Fake War Dance Performance | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
Norman, Oklahoma – Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country were alerted to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's daughter, Christina Fall...
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The country is or was moving in the direction of removing offensiveness to the Native Americans.  To have such irresponsibility, such lack of heart for the Native American people to exhibit a mockery of a War Dance is “an outrage”.  Fallin is a public figure, being the daughter of the Governor of Oklahoma; she should not be making any misappropriate actions towards anyone.  This falls into the category as Miley Cyrus and all her public stunts – “Culture is not a Costume.”  Neither girls carry the respect towards others or for themselves.

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White Native Americans.

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White Native Americans.r/funny on Imgur Powered by WPeMatico http://funny.memesgenerator.us/?p=4177


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Funny!  But very naive for Jason lol.

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Daily Kos: Why there's no such thing as "Reverse Racism"

Daily Kos: Why there's no such thing as "Reverse Racism" | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it

Now to "Reverse Racism."  It's crucial to maintain the distinction between the above three terms, because otherwise white people tend to redefine "Discrimination" as "Racism".  Their main argument is that because both blacks and white can discriminate against each other, that "Reverse Racism" is possible.  But the truth of the matter is that black people: 1) have far less opportunity to discriminate against whites than whites have to discriminate against blacks, overall; and 2) black people lack a system of institutionalized support that protect them when they discriminate against whites.Tim Wise just wrote a great diary on right wing racism. As usual, though, in the comments some folks started claiming that white folks could be the victims of "racism" too. Even though I thought, ...

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"Now to "Reverse Racism."  It's crucial to maintain the distinction between the above three terms, because otherwise white people tend to redefine "Discrimination" as "Racism".  Their main argument is that because both blacks and white can discriminate against each other, that "Reverse Racism" is possible.  But the truth of the matter is that black people: 1) have far less opportunity to discriminate against whites than whites have to discriminate against blacks, overall; and 2) black people lack a system of institutionalized support that protect them when they discriminate against whites." 

-Taken from the article.  This is not completely what I believe, I like to think of it as "reverse discrimination" not racism.  It fits much better and the after thought is better fitting.  Good read, and gives you something to think about.

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Schools,Tribes Take Closer Look at Native American Depictions - Twin Falls Times-News

Schools,Tribes Take Closer Look at Native American Depictions - Twin Falls Times-News | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
Schools,Tribes Take Closer Look at Native American Depictions Twin Falls Times-News If schools decide to use an Indian mascot, they should educate students about Native American culture, said Danielle Ike, president of the Native American Student...
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Just dealing with my own children, I have noticed a decline in the urge to focus on history.  Cultural aspects not being learning due to this is horrible.

 

I do believe that it should be ok, in a way, to use most icons as mascots.  With that the history and ideology of what that mascot means should be taught.  Although, looking at how our children are taught; they tend to have a more technological approach nowadays.  Turning back towards our history might enable our children to pass along the traditions that are now being long forgotten by present generations.

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Amber Oliver's curator insight, April 6, 2015 2:49 PM

Module 6- A nice article regarding the usage of Indian tribes and such names as mascots for school sports teams. A good article to show the concerns regarding the respect of the Native American Tribes as well as the individual schools themselves.

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Native Americans struggle with high rate of youth suicides - Boston Globe

Native Americans struggle with high rate of youth suicides - Boston Globe | Discrimination against Native Americans throughout History | Scoop.it
Boston Globe Native Americans struggle with high rate of youth suicides Boston Globe But the silence that has masked the subject of suicide in Indian country is being pierced by growing alarm at the sheer number of young Native Americans taking...
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Children are very vulnerable without direction.  So much was taken away from some of these younger generations.  The isolation of many tribal nations from the centralized government might be the problem.  Many tribes have their own police force and their own government body.  The educating of these people in charge would be integral for the next generations.  Ensuring that the preservation and education is priority.  Support from all angles, allowing the youth to realize that they are not alone in this struggle.

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Boarding School Lawsuit Bill Dies - SDPB Radio

Boarding School Lawsuit Bill Dies
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Attorneys who represent alleged victims of abuse in Indian boarding schools say a large number of cases have been thrown out based on South Dakota's new stature of limitations.
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Sadly many did not realize their rights until it was too late according to the U.S. Government!

 

Allowing the statute of limitations to be ignored should have been the right way to go.  For so long the rights of the Native Americans were ignored.  Many of them were not allowed or even fearful to fight.  Many were killed, many had their children taken from them; even worse yet, forced sterilization.  How can we put a time limit on something like this?  Are we also putting a time limit on Holocaust victims, or what of those who are war criminals?  Its been 30 years, we will ignore it.  But when it is reversed and payouts are expected, we put a time limit.

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America's Great Indian Nations - Full Documentary

This documentary profiles six of the major Native American tribes that were defeated and subdued as part of the settling of the United States. With reenactme...
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Great Documentary profiling the Native American tribes!  Full of history.  Many of the schools today are not teaching the history of Native Americans.  So many of the youths today, unless they are looking for it, are not receiving a fully enriched education about all of the history of the United States.

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