“It’s an acknowledgement of what happened during all those years.”
“there is no money tied to this, but the apology is important.”
Of course, the question then becomes...how much is an apology alone worth?
Oh wait. We don’t want to go that far. NOBODY EVER SUGGESTED THAT. Don’t quote me.
Only its representation.
It’s a grossly offensive gesture aimed only at assuaging White guilt, while constantly retaining its privilege.
Eg, we always remain heroes.
“Well, among most of the tribes that I work with, we don't put any emphasis on today. It's kind of like just another day.”
Right? Everybody has to eat.
What about the “Indian boarding schools?”
Here is a picture of students at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, PA, around 1900.
It is to argue that honesty is more respectful to the conquered than a patronizing pat on the back.
My Zayde (grandfather, RIP) had a kosher supermarket there.
It was many years after his death that I watched the tapes and found out the truth. medium.com/@DrDannielle/a…
What we need is to find out the real, historical truth.
And to make sure that the perpetrators of atrocities never have that power again.