Category: Native American/American Indian/First Nations

The I Word

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Didymos finally up and did what they’ve known for ages they needed to do: changed the name of their popular i*dio weave to something less offensive. In this case, they’ve chosen “prima” meaning first, since the prima design was one…

Halloween Cultural Appropriation

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Halloween’s coming, and that means it’s time for some good old fashioned American racism. Basically, white people think it’s okay to don the costumes or likenesses of non-white people. Lest I be accused of reverse racism, I’ll explain. White people…

Tiana’s in the Ghetto

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Yesterday, I was racist. I had found a meme I thought was both funny and socially aware: a drawing of the non-white Disney Princesses advocating for social causes. I posted it to my Facebook page, and many of my (white)…

The Violence of Colorblindness

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Every time racial issues arise, parents like you come out of the woodwork. You mean well. You say it on every article about race: “I’m raising my kids to be colorblind,” you insist. “We don’t see race,” you tell us.…

Peter Pan and the Roots of Racism

It seems trivial now. Amid the ugly roil of Ferguson, the choking brutality of our police forces, the I-can’t-breathe, serve-and-protect, hands-up-don’t-shoot rhetoric of an increasingly angry protest movement, talking about Peter Pan seems faintly ridiculous, if not outright offensive. “Let…