April 24, 2007

Stereotypes empower white supremacy

Speaker opposes stereotypes of American Indians in entertainment

Adoption of native symbols propagates conflict, he saysIn his discussion, "When 'Fun' Isn't Funny: Racist Entertainment, from Ghetto Parties to American Indian Mascots," Clark, a citizen of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi, described American Indian misfortunes and the consequences of adoption of American Indian images and symbols by other ethnicities, mainly by whites.

Clark said that by fabricating these symbols and images, it empowers white supremacy because these images and symbols create boundaries between American Indians from non-American Indian.

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