The sticker was immediately removed from the recycling entrance, but the reverberations are still felt by the university’s Native students.
“Initially the students were angry, shocked and disheartened. They wanted some action taken,” said Fredricka Hunter, director of American Indian Student Services (AISS) for the university and member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana. “It was an obvious act of blatant racism.”
According to the Missoulian, the sticker bore the web address of the Montana Creators, “a pro-white organization that is dedicated to the survival, expansion and advancement of the White race—and it alone,” reads the site.
They don't even try to make a rational argument. They might as well state their racist credo explicitly: "We're superior and deserve to be in charge because we're white."
As always, this incident is the tip of the iceberg. We can see their slightly less racist brethren operating throughout the Republican Tea Party. For instance:
Affirmative-action bake sale
Teabaggers seek white Christian rule
Rick Perry promotes Christian bigotry
Stossel: Indians are biggest moochers
Fischer: Indians were thieves
For more on the subject, see Whites Think They're Discriminated Against, "Symmetrical View" of Race Is Wrong, and Whites Feel Like a Minority.
Below: "Tribal representatives at the May 2010 opening ceremony lined up outside the Payne Family Native American Center."