What am I supposed to do?
Images all based on caricatures designed to ridicule the features of black people. Images that I saw before me.
I cried. I actually cried until I made myself physically ill. But I wouldn’t tell anyone what was wrong.
A few days later I approached my mother and told her that I didn’t want to be ugly anymore. I told her that I wanted to be white.
When adults see a stereotypical image and say, "That doesn't bother me," they're missing the point. The issue isn't how stereotypes affect the least vulnerable members of a group. It's how they affect the most vulnerable members.
For more on the subject, see The Harm of Native Stereotyping: Facts and Evidence.
Below: "This is an image of you, Indian children. Laugh it up and don't be offended."