ignorance of native americans

Nobody fucking cares about Native Americans and I am so fucking tired of it.

If your political justice and change for poc doesn’t include justice and change for natives, it is not just and never fucking can be. None of you include natives. I have never seen a single person on this goddamn website that wasn’t Native give a lick of a fuck about us. How dare all of you advocate for change and justice yet ignore a group of people who have been suffering and screaming for it for CENTURIES.

Y'all live on a land stolen from all of us by a literal fucking genocide, and while we still suffer every day centuries later, yall turn the blindest fucking eye you can. I’m sorry, but I am absolutely fucking disgusted at this website that paints itself as inclusive’s treatment of natives. None of y'all are any fucking better than the Canadian government.

Absolutely fuck all of y'all for painting urself with an image of poc inclusivity when you don’t give a fuck about anyone other than certain types of poc meanwhile we’re suffering in silence, a silence forced upon us that can never be broken not because we don’t scream loud enough, but because people ignore our screams. Every. Fucking. Day.

Flint hasn’t had clean water since 2014, a tragedy, sure. But as early as 2016 efforts were being made to end the crisis, it had caught international attention.

The reserve my own family lives on has not had clean water since TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT, 2008, and it’s almost a decade later. Nothing has been done. Not a single thing has been done, regardless of protests, petitions, etc.

Also, there’s 80+ other reserves without clean water, some without for as long or longer than my rez. Why aren’t these reserves getting clean water despite our country (Canada) having more than enough water and resources to do so? Because the government doesn’t care. Because the majority races don’t care.
Because nobody cares for Native issues other than Natives, and we are fucking dying because of it.

The governmental silence is extending our genocide (which only ended in the 90s with the closing of the last residential school, by the actual fucking way), and the silence of everyone else isn’t fucking helping either.

You say we don’t riot enough. We don’t raise enough of a fuss, it’s our fault for being ignored. To that I, and likely every other Native says: Fuck you and everyone else who’s ever said that, you disgust me.

It is your fault for ignoring us, you being the white people who turn a blind eye, you being the other poc who turn a blind eye, you being the other poc who blame us for not being as successful in their social change as they are, you being anyone who tells us “just get over it”.

It is not the fault of native Americans that we were genocided and apartheid for essentially all of our modern history. It is not the fault that our cultures and communities are still broken from the genocide, that we’re trying to recover in a system tailor made for our failure.

If you want to deny that you’re killing us just as fast as the government by ignoring our cries for help year after year, tragedy after tragedy, that’s fine. But don’t you dare claim to be inclusive if your inclusivity doesn’t include Native Americans, don’t you fucking DARE to claim to care about the welfare of poc when a genocide is still continuing because of your fucking willful ignorance.


Nià:wen.

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Airbnb tells users to go “off the grid … Sioux style” in California, which is not Sioux land

  • Airbnb has deleted two social media posts urging users to “go off the grid … in true Sioux style” by booking a tipi in the California desert.
  • The Instagram version of the post was geotagged to Joshua Tree National Park. The Sioux tribes are native to the American Midwest — namely Minnesota, the Dakotas and Nebraska — as well as Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. Not Southern California.
  • Social media users lambasted what they saw as the company’s attempt to profit off a dubiously “true” Native American experience — while simultaneously ignoring the most basic facts about that experience. Read more (5/30/17)

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Yes I’m quite sure that Andrew Jackson, owner of hundreds of slaves, killer of Native Americans, ignorer of executive limitations, would’ve been the ideal president to stop the Civil War from happening.

When can this ride be over? I desperately want to get off.

So when you say things like “Native Americans have a responsibility to teach [non Natives] their myths and legends and culture!!!” so you can shift the responsibility of being racist on the people you’re targeting, this is what you’re really saying:

In order for you to “understand why we’re so upset with you,” we are expected to talk about, in detail, every single aspect of our struggle for survival, again.

We are expected to talk about ethnic cleansing, genocide, war, colonialism, sexual violence, residential schools, forced assimilation,  the kidnapping of our children, skyrocketing suicide rates, cultural appropriation, racist stereotypes, our women going missing and being found murdered, again.

We are expected to talk about our personal experiences with racism from our partners, our friends, our friends’ family members, our teachers, our employers, our co-workers, acquaintances, online communities, fandoms, entire industries, pop culture icons, government officials, and even the lateral violence within our own communities, again.

We are expected to spell out, in detail, as to what our family members of the previous generation survived in order for us to be here, again.

We are expected to relive our trauma, again.

With all of the information already available for you on the internet that’s a mere Google search away, you expect us to start from square one all over again with no regard for the toll it takes on our hearts, just so you can ignore it AGAIN.

Excuse me, but fuck you.

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“Who are these Asians at the BBMAs?”

I’ve seen comments like “who are these Asians at the BBMAs?” and “this award doesn’t mean anything, it’s fan-voted” and “their music isn’t in English.” 

Let’s ignore the fact that they aren’t American or native English-speakers for a moment and focus on something that’s so basic we should all be able to relate to it: they’re human beings with feelings, who’ve experienced hardships, and they’ve achieved something that’s been a dream for them. As a human being, how can you be so blind and say such hurtful things?

Look at how excited they are to be in America, meeting artists that they admire and listen to. Look at how excited they are to win a Billboard award in front of those same artists. Artists that you might admire and listen to as well. How dare you try to taint that experience for them.

Music is music. You enjoy it because of how it makes you feel. Not because of what language it’s in. You listen to Lil’ Wayne? So do they. You listen to John Legend? So do they. The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Celine-freaking-Dion.

Am I saying you need to become a K-Pop fan? Absolutely not. If you’re not into it, you’re not into it. But don’t disrespect BTS because they speak a different language, or because they’re Korean. Have the sense to realize that music is global and is for everyone to enjoy. Coldplay was just in South Korea for a concert. Gallant, Timbaland and Wiz Khalifa performed at the MAMA awards in Hong Kong in 2016. American and English-speaking artists tour the entire world, despite language differences. It’s a two-way street.

Let’s come back to them not being American or native English-speakers. It’s 2017 and we still cannot look past someone’s race or nationality or language? Namjoon must have felt the weight of the world having to do the interviews for the BBMAs and to give the acceptance speech. This is a man who taught himself a language that is very difficult and so different from his own. For those of you saying “that was English? I couldn’t understand a word of it,” if you didn’t like seeing them on your TV, you should have changed the channel and spared Twitter feeds from your simple-minded, petty, racist comments.

To touch on the fact that it’s “just a fan-voted award” – First, yes. It is a fan-voted award, and I hope that BTS felt every ounce of love and respect and appreciation from their fans that they deserve. Second, if you think this award has so little value, then you shouldn’t care who wins it, American or not. English-speaking or not.  

Lastly, to those within the K-Pop fandom who are being disrespectful: You know how much these artists go through just to debut, if they ever do debut. Even if you’re not a BTS fan, you should be able to sympathize with what they went through. Because chances are, your faves went through it too.

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He did indeed outright say they represented Native Americans; I’d have to google for the quote but I believe he explicitly mentioned Apaches. 

Plus it is very evidently implicit in the episodes and film if you watch knowing that’s what he wanted to do, or with a knowledge of old Western film tropes. The Reavers are mysterious Others who attack isolated ships, leaving behind wreckage and vanishing like ghosts; additionally, the Serenity crew have to disguise themselves to pass through “Reaver Country”. (Reaver Country is actually the point at which I went from “Did he really…?” to “Oh shit he fucking did”.)

Maybe people aren’t aware, but “we gotta pass through Indian Country” was a big thing in old Westerns, and the way the Reavers are portrayed otherwise is heavily similar to the way Native Americans were portrayed, as invisible menacing monsters who struck brutally without warning and vanished, leaving behind only slaughter. 

I mean. Technically bears attack people and I’m sure there is “bear country” out there but you generally don’t have to dress up like a bear to pass through bear country. While bears were an issue, people didn’t live in the same kind of mortal terror of bears as they did of Native Americans, and they don’t have the overwhelming presence in westerns that Native Americans did. 

I mean, it’s a space western. It’s explicitly a space western. Every other aspect of the western, from chipper frontier bordellos to Great Train Robberies to Useless Dudes to Exotic Foreign Concubines to town dances to the aftermath of a massive civil war is represented. And there’s an “Injun” shaped hole in there, which the Reavers fill pretty much perfectly. 

So either Joss Whedon did ignore the Native Americans completely, which is not great, or the Reavers, who are virtually identical to caricatures of Native Americans from 200 years of white media about them which Whedon explicitly based the entire show on, are the Native Americans. It’s not exactly rocket science. 

When Akira is adapted in the US

Watch the fanboys come out of the woodworks to say Akira is a universal story. That it doesn’t have to take place in Japan. That the characters are never explicitly stated to be Japanese and then when you point to the fact that they are, they’ll say, well it’s an American adaptation, it’s fine to have the main characters be white, as if Japanese-Americans don’t exist.

  • They’ll change Tetsuo to Tommy (some T name) and Kaneda to Kevin or Kaden or some shit.
  • They’ll keep the name/title as Akira so they can still use the name and piggyback off the IP and Akira will be one of the few Japanese characters in the cast even though Akira has very few lines.
  • It’ll now be set in the US. They’ll also try to piggy back and probably say now all the cultures have melded so you’ll see a bunch of neon-Japanese signs all over the US, it’ll probably look like a live-action cyberpunk version of San Fransokyo.
  • Surprisingly, it’ll be San Fransokyo and you’ll see very few Japanese people populating the streets.
  • They might sprinkle in two more Japanese characters to the gang “for diversity’s sake” and then they’ll have maybe one line.
  • People defending the whitewashing will look to Japanese natives to justify it, ignoring the voices of Asian-Americans and Japanese-Americans.
  • They’ll somehow get a hold of Ken Watanabe (he’s awesome, but he’s also Hollywood’s resident Japanese person, maybe Miyavi too, he’s hip in Hollywood now. You probably didn’t even realize he was the silent Japanese dude in Kong: Skull Island, Gunpei)
  • They will strip all the cultural nuances of Akira.
  • Also, even though this movie will be called Akira, take place in their cyberpunk San Franksokyo, they’ll probably still cast a white dude because somehow the main character can’t be a JAPANESE PERSON NAMED TETSUO. EVEN THOUGH IT’LL TAKE PLACE IN CYPBERPUNK SAN FRANSOKYO.

Of course, if none of this happens in the movie and they do right by it. I’ll gladly eat my shoe…. but…. I won’t hold my breath.

**Akira IS a Japanese story. It is NOT universal. If you want to adapt the bare bones of it, like The Departed (Infernal Affairs) or the magnificent Seven (Seven Samurai), fine. But stripping it of what makes it inherently Japanese, no longer makes it Akira and it should be treated as such.

/end rant. Sorry I have a lot of thoughts.

i’ve been given these really shitty lesson plans on the revolutionary war and i’ve had to dissect them all and add in tons of stuff on perspective (i.e., talking about what black people were doing! and women! and both! and not ignoring the atrocities of what we did to the native americans!) and it’s exhausting in so many ways and today my mentor teacher gave me a shout out in front of everyone for making sure i cultivate a ~culturally responsive classroom~ and that just meant a lot to me. i could’ve just taken what they gave me and ran with it, but i’m glad i didn’t. i just don’t wanna be another white educator who coasts on teaching oppressive narratives.

stephen sondheim shows ranked by the amount of pain and suffering they contain
  • West Side Story: couple murders, someone is almost raped. pretty devastating but too choreographed for me to actually feel for them (4/10)
  • Gypsy: children of divorce, overbearing mother, forced child labor, aging strippers. supreme emotional breakdown that's invalidated by forgiveess (3/10)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: a sex farce about prostitution that contains no sad back stories about sex workers. SAD! (0/10)
  • Anyone Can Whistle: it made steve cry probably after closing (5/10)
  • Company: loneliness, alcoholism, spousal abuse, marijuana, homosexuality. now we're getting somewhere (7/10)
  • Follies: infidelity, aging, loss, alcoholism, unrequited love, mental illness, psychotic breaks with reality, insincere personas, more alcoholism, delusion. (10/10)
  • A Little Night Music: yet another sex comedy but this one's got teeth. a lady with two lovers. those lovers with wives who know what's up. that lady's elderly mother could still turn a trick if she still wanted to. there hasn't been a emotionally devastating production yet (but i give it 6/10 alone for "Every Day a Little Death") but let me stage my AIDS/Ronald Reagan-inspired version of ALNM and we can get this up to at least a 8/10.
  • Pacific Overtures: If we ignore the Native American genocide (which we will because only slavery is more American®), then we have here the baby stages of American imperialism (8/10)
  • Sweeney Todd: equated cannibalism with capitalism before it was popular (11/10)
  • Merrily We Roll Along: IODINE GETS THROWN INTO GUSSIE'S EYES. everything else is weak by comparison (9/10)
  • Sunday in the Park with George: le pain de l'artiste (8/10)
  • Into the Woods: act ii makes up for the lack of pain and suffering in act i (7/10)
  • Passion: "sickness is normal to me as health is to you" aww sweetie i feel your pain (10/10)

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Let’s compare numbers then. On the side of White Supremacy: 70 million native Americans, Ten million Congolese, 6 million Jews, 1.5 million Circassians, 1 million Herero, 1 million Irish, 800K Algerians, 700K Aboriginal Australians, 500K Romani, 10K Namaqua. On the side of marxism: 40 million Han Chinese, 7 million Ukrainians, 2.5 million Cambodians, 500K Don Cossacks, 300K East Prussian Germans, 200K Chechens, 120K Poles,100K Crimean Tatars, 100K Kalmyks, 45K Buryats.

Why are you counting 70 million first nations who were largely wiped out by unintentionally spread disease, as ‘white supremacy’?  This number would only be accurate if you were literally counting every death attributed to Europeans and included the Aztec, Mayan, Incan and ALL Native American tribes AND ignored that 90% of these deaths were caused by unintentional plague brought by the Europeans.  

Having actually looked at these numbers, you also seem to be lowballing the communist numbers (40 million, 45 million and 55 million Han is the general opinion on the Great Leap.  10 to 20 million Ukrainians due to the Holodomor).  You also seem to ignore the 3 million North Koreans and half million Cubans killed by modern day communist regimes and several other, past communist regimes found in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

The only reason “white supremacy” wins in your numbers is because you took literally all the aboriginal deaths caused by Europeans coming to the Americas and attributed them to said white supremacy.

Unlike communism, which intentionally created famines, the settlers didn’t intentionally cough on the first nations people trying to get them sick.  Yes, later on the American government did employ disease, but this was AFTER such a massive amount of the First Nations populations were wiped out.

Those two situations are not comparable.  One is an intentional attempt to kill a population and the other is an unintentional consequence of European settlers showing up in the Americas.

If the communists accidentally set off a nuke in one of their own heavily populated city, that wouldn’t be a ‘communist death toll’ because it was something entirely unrelated to the ideology and unintentional.

While we’re talking about all the shitty things America has done, don’t forget Canada has a pretty fucked up past no one talks about. We also had internment camps and residential camps. I don’t remember much about the internment but basically we put people of Japanese descent (majority of them hadn’t even been to Japan before, and I think some might have just been Asian not even Japenese) took their houses and belongings, shoved them into barns and starved them, and they didn’t not have hygienic conditions look it up and do some research. And the residential camps we focuses on more so I know a bit more but a quick summary is that the children (I think anywhere from like 4-18) were forced away from their parents or the parents would be arrested, the children were starved, they could not speak native languages or they would be beat, they had to speak english or french, they were physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by the staff, they were not allowed to learn about their hertiage, they were all forced to be catholic, they were taught to wash themselves white, and to people who say that’s the past, the last residential school was not closed until 1996. So Canada is not as squeaky clean as everyone says

one of my 2nd grade students had a homework sheet about christopher columbus and it literally said “columbus had a ship, traveled to a new land, and went home to tell everyone of his exciting discovery!” i explained what actually happened in 10 minutes:

me: pretend i’m columbus and pretend “the new land” is your room.
me: it’s your room so what do you wanna call it?
student: mmm…dragon island!
me: okay it’s dragon island! so you’re with your family and friends on dragon island. you’re just sitting here doing your homework. okay, now i’m columbus.
me: *walks next to student* wow, cool. this room is mine. i’m gonna go get mr. k (another coworker) and he’s gonna call it america.
student: wait but it’s called dragon island!
me: well i’m here now and we say it’s america. *points to his backpack* this is mine too.
student: wait but that’s mine!
me: not anymore! now you have to listen to what i tell you and stop listening to your parents.
student: what? why?
me: *in a playful manner because i can tell he’s starting to get distressed* you better stop asking questions and do what i say or else! *dances*
student: *laughs* i don’t like columbus.
me: yeah, me neither. he was a very bad man.

after that, he asked why the teacher wouldn’t tell him and i said because they don’t want him to know. he asked why they didn’t want him to know and i said, “because they don’t want you to learn things they don’t like.” after more questions, i briefly explained that native americans were “hurt and died” because of columbus and they’re still hurting. it took me a little aback when he said that his teacher explained a little bit about how white spanish people came and took the land. his understanding of it was incredible. we fill children with ignorance and that’s how they grow up to be bigots who think horrific things that occurred aren’t all that bad. i urge you to take 10 minutes to teach your children at home and undo what the school reinforces.

I was arrested on Oct. 10, on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday where America is meant to celebrate the indigenous people of North America.

I was in North Dakota, standing in solidarity, side-by-side with a group of over 200 water protectors, people who are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

People who carry a rainbow of colors on their skin. People who gathered together because they realize that if we don’t begin taking genuine steps to protect our precious resources—our soil, our water, our essential elements—we will not have a healthy or thriving planet to pass on to future generations.

I was in North Dakota, standing side by side with Native Americans.

You know, those who were here before us.

Well, guess what, America? They’re still here.

And they are still fighting the good fight. A fight that serves each and every one of us.

They are still putting their lives on the line to protect the roots that feed our existence.

And, guess what else, dear America? They are still being ignored.
We are still throwing them in jail.
We are still silencing their dedication to protect us from the planetary consequences that will catastrophically bleed from our ignorance.

We wear their heritage, their sacred totems, as decoration and in fashion trends, failing to honor their culture. Headdresses, feathers, arrows. Moccasins, sage, beadwork. You know what I’m talking about, Coachella. Walking around the flea market this weekend, I can’t even tell you how many native references I saw being used in a way that feeds our western narrative.

We buy plastic teepees from Toys-R-Us and set them up in our living rooms for children to play in.

We grow up romanticizing native culture, native art, native history… without knowing native reality.
Somehow, we’ve allowed 200-plus years to go by without questioning the western truth we have been told to believe about Native Americans.

And now, in 2016, in the day and age of exciting technology, which empowers revolution and curiosity, we are still blindly (or maybe not) allowing 200 years of unjust history to continue.

We are allowing Native American voices to be swallowed by the white noise of distraction.

Doesn’t this sadden you, America?

When we talk about marginalized communities in our country, we do not (on a mainstream level) include Native Americans.

When we talk about sex trafficking in our country, we do not (on a mainstream level) include Native Americans.

And when we talk about governmental integrity, we do not (on a mainstream level) include Native Americans.

Treaties are broken. Land is stolen. Dams are built. Reservations are flooded. People are displaced.

Yet we fail to notice. We fail to acknowledge. We fail to act.

So much so that it took me, a white non-native woman being arrested on Oct 10th in North Dakota, on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to bring this cause to many people’s attention. And to the forefront of news publications around the world.

The day I was detained, 26 others had to dress in orange as well, as they were booked into the Morton County jail. Did you hear about them?

Twenty-six men and women who put their livelihoods on the line, to protect their children, your children and my future children.

Twenty-six men and women who realize that millions of people depend on the Missouri River for drinking water.

Millions.

And, you guessed it, you may be one of them. Did that catch your attention?

When the Dakota Access Pipeline breaks (and we know that too many pipelines do), millions of people will have crude-oil-contaminated water. I know it is easy to be apathetic or detached from the reality that fossil fuel contamination could actually affect you and the ones you love… But hear me loud and clear: If you are a human who requires water to survive, then this issue directly involves you. Don’t let the automatic sink faucets in your homes fool you—that water comes from somewhere, and the second its source is contaminated, so is your bathtub, and your sink, and your drinking liquid. We must not take for granted the severity of this truth.

Listen up, America:

The reason we were freezing our a—es off on Oct. 10 in peaceful protest was because the night before (mind you, right after the presidential debate and on the eve of Indigenous Peoples’ Day—coincidence?) the U.S. Court of Appeals denied an injunction to halt construction of the pipeline. As in: They began building once again.

Whatever your cause is. Whatever your passion is. Whatever you care about most… none of your efforts or hard-earned opinions will matter when the planet and the people you’re fighting for have nothing left to show for it.

The Dakota Access Pipeline, my friends, is not another time to ignore, mistreat and turn a blind eye to Native Americans. But it is time to guarantee the safety of Manhattan—despite the soon-to-be-fueled gas pipeline called AIM. (For all of you in the tri-state area, this is being built under a failing nuclear plant. Fukushima only happened five years ago. This plant is just about as far from Manhattan as the U.S. government told Americans to keep away from Fukushima to protect them from a worst-case scenario. Look it up and do something about it.) We have the technology for renewable energy, and it’s up to us to begin utilizing.

I appreciate all of you out there who supported me while I was arrested. I am humbled and grateful for your love, your prayers and your hashtags.

And what could it look like if we learned from this instance, where it took myself getting detained to raise awareness about Native Americans? What if we used it as a catalyst for a full societal shift in the way we start thinking and treating and learning from indigenous peoples? So that in the future, it doesn’t require a non-native celebrity to bring attention to the cause.

What if we took the hashtag #FreeShailene and made it #ProtectCleanWater, or #HonorNativeTreaties, or #IStandWithStandingRock?

What if we don’t let this stop trending on social media, at our dinner tables, in the streets? What if we wake up to the possibilities of noticing, of choosing and of acting on our awareness?

What if we take the time to understand the dynamics of what is at risk here?

Will you choose money, or will you choose children? Will you choose ignorance, or will you choose love? Will you choose blindness, or will you choose freedom?

I am not scared. I am not afraid. I am grateful, and I am amazed to be standing by the sides of so many peaceful warriors. Standing Rock “protests” are rooted in ceremony and in prayer. I’ve been there. And all these narratives about riots? Just watch my Facebook livestream and decide for yourself who looks more dangerous: police in riot gear with batons, or native grandmothers and children smudging sage and singing songs.

Thank you, to all the tribes who have gathered. To all the nations standing as one. To all the people who know that if not we, then who? And if not now, then when?

Simply feeding off the hype of a celebrity’s arrest ain’t going to save the world. But, standing together will. Please stand in solidarity with the Sioux people of Standing Rock Reservation to ensure that we still have rivers to swim in, springs to drink from and lakes to float on. Will you join us?

Mni wiconi. Water is life.

—  Shailene Woodley: The Truth About My Arrest
White People Owe You Nothing

Newsflash: No white person living today is at all and by no stretch of the imagination responsible for slavery or colonialism. But it’s incredibly popular to place the blame for actions committed by dead white people on white people today. Unfortunately, popularity doesn’t mean shit when it comes to measuring the validity of an idea. In fact, we need only look at where these ideas are coming from to get a sense of the motives behind it.

Evangelical, spoiled, entitled, and privileged people of color and their self-flagellating white knights convinced their soft science rhetoric has any bearing on reality. Some of the more outspoken even demand reparations they don’t deserve or need, citing the per capita and trust checks the Native Americans receive as justification, ignorant that those checks come from independent enterprises established by the Natives. (But with such ignorant people, can you really expect them to know anything not centered solely upon them?)

The sins of your father argument doesn’t stand, either logically or morally. These people haven’t suffered under the yoke of slavery, but they demand to be treated as if they have.

I claim no responsibility for the actions of my ancestors, and I will not have their actions foisted upon me by brainless ideologues seeking to satisfy their emotional vendettas. My race, my skin color does not define me, who I am, or what I stand for. I understand that for some people, it does, but I pity those shallow armchair intellectuals whose thinking literally only goes skin deep.

anonymous asked:

The most problematic thing about Katie McGrath is her wearing a headdress and offending sacred Native American culture and all her fans ignoring it because they simply do not care because they're white asses are so far up her ass

Literally all I’ve seen remotely resembling that was her wearing one of those uglyass headbands from the 20s or some shit in a photoshoot so ???? Am I missing something? Besides, I love y'all suddenly care about such things when you people are out here stanning abusive slave owning characters and a guy that calls that character a hero and good guy… But okay.

anonymous asked:

Aw, thanks guys! It feels great to have people who actually tries to understand my point of view. It's incredibly hard to engage someone who is hellbent on twisting, misconstruing and vilifying everything you say. Being accused of ignoring the plights of Native Americans for bringing up the fact that the queer community still experiences persecution and struggles as well, and being accused of racism, really hurt me as I'm always a proponent of acceptance and openness. You're the best <3

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Yes, and you mentioned exactly what the issue is.  She bring up controversy just to argue it.  Instead of talking about how Posey’s actions hurt queer people, she bring up the artifacts incident to distract. That way if you still want to talk about lamp gate then you don’t care about Native Americans (because even in the game of who’s more oppressed, Posey can’t win, ha!).

It’s such a dehumanizing and debasing form of whining and she thinks she’s very clever, but I see right though her and I know she hates that. 

Either way, don’t you take that personally.  I know it’s hard, I really do, but that girl’s got a well deep of interpersonal flaws that she’ll destroy everyone else with before trying to confront and face. 

ALL RIGHT, FOLKS!

so, now that we’ve got a sizeable amount of followers (which we love deeply), it is time to get the word out here, and lay down the law. So we’ve all read the new lore and I mean, ok, it works I suppose, but there ain’t no way in hell that we can ignore the BLATANT fuckin disrespect goin down hardcore in this shenanigan.

Natives barely being mentioned, cherry picking culture, making a story about america exclusively about 7 white people and their friday-esque native servant. We could go on for days, and we’ve only got a couple pages of information to go on, so things aren’t quite looking up for us around here.

But, we can’t deny that this is a huge opportunity to get a massive amount of people educated on this stuff, and together we might be able to get together a movement big enough to get Rowling’s pasty ass back in line here.

The first thing we need is information. Throw us all of the lore that you can grab. If you’re a Native American, get yo ass in here because fuck what’s been said, this is your story. We need required reading. We need books, essays, op-eds, and pretty much anything you can get your hands on. Tell us anything and everything you have on you, your culture, what you do, shit, tell us what you had for breakfast this morning, the more the merrier. Put yourself in the spotlight here, because we sure as hell are listening now.

Then we need to write some for ourselves.

And by some, we mean a lot.

We need headcanons, repairs, content, content, content. If we we have to rewrite this lore, we sure as hell are going to, and if we can’t do that, we’re going to fix it something fierce, because it looks like this shit has a slim chance of stopping any time soon.

Once we’re done with that, we can work on petitions, and large group projects to get Rowling to listen to how we want this to go.

The power is in the people, folks and even if she doesn’t change, we still have a huge opportunity to educate the shit out of everyone else.

So this is a huge call out to all Native American folks out and about. We can’t ignore this ilvermorny racism, and we can’t stand idly and watch it fester; what we have to do is get our teeth into this big time and fix it, because this could be something really amazing with just a little bit of work.

The current state of affairs is pretty dismal, I admit, and even the houses are doing you guys a huge disservice, but going forward we can’t just say “no this is bad” and not do anything, we need to organize and take action to make this American hogwarts the best damn thing in the history of literature.

If you’re reading this, please for the love of god reblog this, we need people, and if we don’t fix this soon, this entire charade is going to turn into some weird european circlejerk over the entire american continent and everyone in it.

Raise hell, folks, there’s still hope for something good if we can harness this power, and we sure as hell are going to.

-admin Puffball