Although I have not personally added much to the conversation on the MAGA teens incident for 2 reasons 1. It's enraging as not only an Indigenous Woman but a decent human being. 2. I don't typically give morons more attention than they already received, even if it's negative any attention is attention.
This tweet says it all. I will say this however what we saw with the jack @$$ MAGA teens is nothing new in our country, and to much extent throughout the world when it comes to Indigenous people, it exposes how we are disrespected and viewed by the white man or those of eurocentric mindset. This is not a swipe at white people as a whole, considering I am 25% white, I'm speaking very specifically on a mindset. They either mock us, exploit us in one form or another, want to be us with their dual envy/fascination, take our cultures for their own thus exploit it for their usage, OR try to take our voice/power from us because after all "They know better" rather than minding their own business not to mention cleaning up the generational mess in their own backyard. Rather than looking in the mirror and fixing everything they've done to people of color over the centuries they continue instead to forge onto more offenses. Be it inter-personally, politically, or legally we have always been mocked, disrespected, abused, encountered attempted domination over us by eurocentric trash that thinks way too highly of itself. This incident is just the tip of the iceberg of the over 500 year of historical oppression of a people that have been deemed "unequal" and "inferior" since Columbus stepped foot on Indian soil. Like anything that is inherited, these teachings trickle down no matter how faint it is, it is still there. Unsurprising the media is currently trying to white wash this story making the "Poor pitiful harmless white boys from some overpriced school as the victims. They did not know what was going on." That's a sorry excuse and cop out from personal responsibility. There are those claiming the "Whole story wasn't shown." I don't care if the "whole clip" was shown or not there are situations it doesn't matter where a recording was edited or cut, it's very apparent and plainly evident what took place. Those with any sense in this country are beyond sick and tired of the white man being taken up for automatically with no question no insight, meanwhile those who truly have been oppressed are deemed the villain. Rest assured had this situation been flipped around the response would've been completely different. You can even see this dynamic on a interpersonal and or legal level too. Step back and observe an occurrence sometime with unbiased eyes. Just watch how quick to this day a rancid white person will inherently be deemed "A victim" of some "offense" if applicable (in a case they're not being over dramatic which does happen to this day a great deal), yet a Girl or Woman of color especially Indigenous could be practically spit on in circumstances, horrifically mistreated, or face injustices (data shows this happens remarkably more to minority Girls/Women than to white) yet little to no one will stand up.. until or if it becomes a "Cool thing" to do.. this act qualifies as white guilt. This act of automatically running to the side of white persons who may or may not have even been harmed is called inherited bigotry even if those doing so don't realize it. It's been taught somewhere in their life or bloodline. It's the old mentality of white is instantly "right" while brown or black is inherently deceitful or black in the sense of evil. This ideology was taught during colonialism as well as slavery. What about moving forward? Many say. Well to move forward there has to be admittance of guilt where guilt is due period rather than trying to shift blame... or dampen the truth to fit what should be an archaic agenda of lessening people of color and certainly Indigenous be it here or abroad. We need to question why in 2019 innocent persons of color particularly Indigenous have to "prove" our innocence meanwhile white offenders not only receive a pass but are also thought of as the "victimized." The answer is the historical ice burg.
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