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How reparations could work: Using the US’s past affirmative action for whites as a model

Reparations for on-going injustices against Native and African Americans are entirely feasible. Historic government programs for white people serve as a model. The giant Monopoly game Imagine the US economy thru history as a giant Monopoly game. In the beginning, … Continue reading

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White supremacy and the vulnerability of peaceful villages

In recent days, Donald Trump has threatened domestic violence against “the left”. In an interview with Breitbart, he said, “I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers … Continue reading

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Apaches and Afghans, Geronimo and bin Laden: How the US military uses allies to fight their own people and then abandons them

In 1886, when Geronimo went “off the reservation” for the third time, the US military’s only hope of finding him was to use friendly Apache scouts. For most of the year, the US military, with 5,000 white soldiers and dozens … Continue reading

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Land acknowledgement: Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, Kentucky

I said I’d do a land acknowledgment for every place I stayed this year. I started with my home. I’m adding one more: Covington Catholic High School, located on Dixie Highway in Park Hills, Kentucky, a wealthy suburb of Cincinnati, … Continue reading

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The smug face of white privilege

That smug face that brims with confidence. It has a smirk that says I will win. I’ve already won. I cheat to win. I can buy the judge, buy the cops, write the rules, make the laws. I create alternative … Continue reading

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What do Native Americans think about Elizabeth Warren?

It’s complicated. Two white politicians are in conflict. One, virulently racist and anti-Native in thought, word, and deed, verbally ridicules the other, who is an ally of Natives on most policy issues. Let’s start with the ally, Elizabeth Warren. To … Continue reading

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Voter suppression led to unusually high voter turnout by Native Americans in North Dakota

After a last-minute court decision required Native Americans in North Dakota to have street addresses instead of PO boxes, the affected tribes and other organizations mobilized to created the needed documents. Election returns from the 2018 midterms show that the … Continue reading

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