By Jeanne Jerred
For the record, the ads are untrue and misleading. ... What is more troubling to me, however, is the cynical appeal to racism, the not-so-subtle underlying message that all Indians have grown rich from casino revenues. The actors play Indians as insulting caricatures, with pony tails, braids, bolo ties, and earrings to telegraph their “heritage,” and tailored suits and a pickup load of money to telegraph their “wealth.” These stereotypes are not just wrong, but hurtful.
in which newspaper did this ad appear?
The column I quoted was by Jeanne Jerred, chairman of the Colville Confederated Tribes. It was published in the Wenatchee World newspaper.
Jerred refers to several "slick television spots" that appeared earlier in the media. I don't think there were any newspaper ads.
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