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That Time Natives Gave @MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred An Award: A Thread

Last week MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred decided that racial justice for Natives is over by announcing he was cool with the @braves racist name, chop, and chant.

#TheTimelsNow #NotYourMascot #ChangeTheName
Apparently Rob Manfred solved racism against Natives when he got Cleveland to stop wearing chief wahoo on the field in 2018.

#TheTimelsNow #NotYourMascot #ChangeTheName
Rob Manfred knows he's the best ever at solving all of the Native baseball racism because he has one Native friend, the National Congress of American Indians @NCAI1944, who gave him an award for it in 2019.…

#TheTimelsNow #NotYourMascot #ChangeTheName
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“Our people, we know what it’s like to be snatched and grabbed. We see our women disappear and become hashtags, #MMIW.”

Gabriel Black Elk speaks in #Minneapolis on behalf of #NativeLivesMatter re: what the #UnitedStates fed govt has perpetrated over the centuries.
“Politicians on both sides of the aisle will not protect working-class people & protesters here in this country so it’s gonna be US: #WorkingClass ppl standing shoulder-to-shoulder when fed troops come.”

We’re covering a rally in #Minneapolis in solidarity w #PortlandProtests.
Legal observer speaks about CBP officers as people who don’t qualify to be regular #police and who specifically seek employment as border patrol officers because they enjoy the lawlessness of it.

“The only thing these cowards understand is the power of the people.”
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A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: "What do you think about the Indian mascots?" The Native elder responded,

"Here's what you've got to understand."
"When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see the ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps."
"And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. But when you look at us you don't see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by the rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail...."
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Last night someone tweeted at me that “no Black people are erasing Indigenous people.” I had tweeted that most Americans erase us. That person is not alone in their denial of non-Indigenous POC complicity in Indigenous erasure. This thread is addressed to that wider audience.
Within national structures built on white supremacy, Indigenous people and other non-Black POC can be complicit in anti-Black racism. Likewise, so can non-Indigenous POC, including Black people be complicit in Indigenous erasure, although its foundation is also white supremacy.
For those who do not understand that, following are some examples just off the top of my head. You can also do a search on “erasure” on my timeline and come up with many links/examples of our everyday erasure by diverse Americans.
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Fellow @CherokeeNation citizen @Amanda_Clinton is an amazing leader in our tribe. In addition to being an Emmy winner(!!) she just helped launch our Cherokee Nation’s new film office.…

@CherokeeNation @Amanda_Clinton .@Byellowtail is an amazing Crow and Northern Cheyenne fashion designer. Shop her collection & #BuyNative.
Follow Oglala Lakota writer & advocate @mredshirtshaw and the literary journal she founded for Native youth @NativeInAmerica

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