I was particular interested in those who said the party's theme didn't offend them. In response, I posted this note on my Facebook wall:
Fascinating how many white people say they're "not offended" when other white people mock and insult minorities. It's like, who freakin' cares whether you're offended, white people? Your dogs probably aren't offended either. So the hell what?
Typical white-person rationalization from US history: "I wasn't offended by the Japanese internment camps or the Jim Crow laws. They didn't affect me. I didn't even know about them."
Gee, thanks for your input. That was really helpful.
Indians aren't offended?
A couple people said they knew Indians who weren't offended either. A few responses to that:
But suppose the numbers were roughly. Would offending only half the Native population be a valid argument for holding the event? I don't think so.
Be sure you say the party's theme was "PocaHotAss." Which sounds like "Poke a Hot Ass," which is a euphemism for sex with a Native woman. Note the statistics on the sexual violence against Native women, since they may not be aware of the problem.
When you do all those things, then you can talk about how the people you surveyed weren't offended by your "PocaHotAss" party. Until then, no.
For more on Pocahontas, see Pocahontas Statue in Previews and Sophie Turner's "Poca-Hotness."
Below: The real "Poke a hot ass."