Posts Tagged ‘racism’

Osama bin Geronimo

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t even think of this: “Indians say code name offensive but not surprising“.

The military used “Geronimo” as a code name for the operation to get Osama bin Laden.

Geronimo, of course, was the Native American leader who fought against Mexico and the United States for expansion into Apache lands, and who was famous for evading capture for decades.

I guess that last point is the salient one. Evading capture.

“We’ve been oppressed for so long, it just doesn’t matter anymore,” said Leon Curley, a Navajo and Marine veteran from Gallup, N.M. “The government does what it wants when it wants. The name calling is going to stay around forever. But when you think about it, this is an insult.”

It’s true.


Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black

Friday, April 30th, 2010

You probably already seen this, but I’ve run out of things to post. Or I’m just lazy. Your call.

Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black.”

Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters —the black protesters — spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didn’t like were enforced by the government? Would these protester — these black protesters with guns — be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic? What if they were Arab-Americans?

Hopefully this will change just one person’s mind.