By Victor Morales
The supervisor of the Mixtec men allegedly made derogatory comments about their Indian ancestry, calling each of them a “damn Indian dog” and “scabby dog” and restricted them from speaking their native Mixtec language because it “sounded ugly,” according to a complaint filed on Sept. 24 in federal court.
This incident reminds us of the store signs that used to say "No Dogs or Indians." It also reminds us why it's wrong to portray Indians as dogs or wolves. Comparing people to dogs is an insult, obviously.
For more on Indians as dogs, see Aztec Animals in Chihuahua and Chihuahua Movie Is Stereotypical.