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Professor of indigenous studies here, on why calling @SenWarren or anyone else "Pocahontas" is a straight up racial slur [Thread]...
Claims that the Pocahontas taunt is OK because the Senator doesn’t have a certificate of indigenous ancestry miss the point entirely.
Warren’s ancestry is irrelevant. What makes POTUS' tweet a racial slur is how uses the name of an indigenous woman derisively in order to…
…stereotype and jeer at an entire ethnic group.
It is telling that POTUS & some Americans recognize hate speech like “Sambo” or “Mick” as racist, but not this. What these insulting words…
…do is revive the most despicable racist stereotypes as a joke, and dismiss the violence perpetrated on ethnic minorities as unimportant.…
…Finally, the POTUS' tweet was hateful for its use of Pocahontas herself, a real person with a terrible history: When she was a teen she…
…was captured and raped by the white colonists who had killed her husband. She was made to help the invaders that had caused her misery.…
…Tossing around her name as if it were an inside joke trivializes the horrible crimes white settlers perpetuated on her, and the suffering…
…of other indigenous people who were massacred in the bloody history of the US.
It also dismisses modern indigenous peoples’ claims to restitution for this violence & for violated treaties.
POTUS should apologize to the senator and to Native Americans for the insult & for making light of this history.
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