The way Native Americans are talked about like the way we talk about some ancient civilization that does not exist anymore. Native American images and tribal terms are used as logos similarly, we might use an image from ancient Egypt, and that tend to reflect the popular belief that Native Americans does not exist anymore. Native Americans identities, images, names are used as a logo or mascot in such a derogatory manner, that is absolutely shameful. In contrast, we cannot use imagery or racial terms of other minority groups such as Black African Americans.
The social and cultural identity of a group of people is suppressed by the people in power, European colonials, in their own country. This is really absurd that Native American, the original people if this land, has to become US citizen, and all their civil rights are violated. Just imagine how terrible it is that in your own...
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...ugh fraud, violence, genocide, and politics. I think it is normal for the people in power to suppress the voice and culture of the oppressed so that they do not have to acknowledge their shameful act in their embarrassing past. Acknowledgment of their past may raise whole other new issues and questions about the legitimacy of their existence.
To sum up, it is absolutely disgraceful they the native voices are ignored. There is no incentive as such to accept them as part of the America we know today. It may not be possible to change the history, but we should be willing to acknowledge that Native American people are the people of this country, they exist, and they have the right be here with all of us. They deserve all the rights and privileges as like any other US citizens. They should be acknowledged and respected for who they are and their culture likes any other.
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