January 02, 2007

Ford stereotyped Native people

On the other hand....

See Tonto Talk for more on the subject.


Rob said...

I don't know the source of the photo. I found it on the Net a long time ago and have used it as an example of "Tonto talk" ever since.

Clearly Ford wasn't responsible for the photo caption. But he was responsible for belonging to the Michigamua's "Old Braves Council," an alumni organization at the University of Michigan.

As with sports mascots, this pseudo-Indian organization has been controversial. That makes Ford's participation in it controversial. Noting that the former president helped stereotype Indians has nothing to do with his pardon of Nixon.

Rob said...

Based on the picture, Ford was pretty clearly a member of Michigamua. But now I've posted proof that he was.