Monthly Archives: November 2015

Local Paper Publishes Thanksgiving Story about “Redskins”

My town, Davis, is known as a liberal college town, a bastion of progressive thought.  Nevertheless, the local paper, the Davis Enterprise, published this editorial a few days ago. Here is my letter to the editor in reply: Dear Editor, … Continue reading

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Students of Color Fighting Uphill Battle at Conservative School

Claremont McKenna College is a small private college in the Los Angeles area known for its politically conservative culture.  In 2012, the college’s Campus Climate Task Force surveyed students and found that “variation among responses by Black and Latino students … Continue reading

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On this date… November 3, 1892… Oklahoma

On this date in 1892, Ned Christie was killed by US marshals asserting federal sovereignty on Cherokee land.  Ned Christie, branded a Cherokee outlaw, had been on the run for five and a half years.  On this morning, he had … Continue reading

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Indigenous Hawaiians seek Federal Recognition and Sovereignty

It’s a fascinating twist of history that they don’t have it already, but Native Hawaiians are now taking steps toward federal recognition and sovereignty. Culturally, this is no doubt important.  In the legal realm, however, “sovereignty” as defined by the … Continue reading

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