Thursday, December 14, 2006

Must not Depict American Indians as American Indians

Not sure why:

"An independent student newspaper at Dartmouth College says it was a mistake to publish a Page One illustration of an Indian brandishing a scalp as part of a debate over the treatment of minorities on the Ivy League campus....

The offending issue was published a week earlier under the headline "The Natives are Getting Restless." It contained articles critical of College President James Wright, athletic director Josie Harper and a student group, Native Americans at Dartmouth.


It seems that the Indian group being criticized did not like mention of the fact that their ancestors scalped people. Hell, two of my ancestors came to Australia chained up in the holds of convict ships and I don't care who knows it. History is part of reality and to deny reality is psychopathological.

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