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NAJA Concerned About Mainstream Media's Portrayal of Native Americans

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: education, freedoms, usa, culture, society, journalism, stereotypes, native rights, americans, abuse, media, media, government, politics )

- 2140 days ago -
The Native American Journalists Association has become concerned over language used by several mainstream media outlets recently that evoked stereotypes and falsehoods about Native Americans and their history.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 4:08 am
Noted, thanks for the article.

Elle B (84)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 4:59 am
Thank-you for posting. Heart to the 1st Nations and healing of the ignorant. . .

The callous and misguided manners and notions of the "infotainers" ...are hurtful displays of centuries old wretchedly hollow mindsets. Actually comparing anyone to members of "animal" nations and being an "Indian Giver" in the truest sense ...are compliments of the deepest nature...that the impaired do not possess the essence of being to convey. Their words spew forth from abysmal pools of ignorance. How i wish this burdensome plague would heal. . .

“Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.”
― Jay M. Bylsma

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.” ― Isaac Newton

“The fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make these vices virtues, the fact that they share so many errors does not make the errors to be truths, and the fact that millions of people share the same form of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” ― Erich Fromm

“For at least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols” ― Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 1, 1920-25

“It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.” ― Charles Darwin

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

[i wish it would hurry. . .]


Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 6:09 am
Noted. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:24 am
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:11 am

Unfortunately, the mistreatment and disrespect of Native Americans has been going on for hundreds of years. Now they have the upcoming Disney movie Tonto with Johnny Depp. I like Johnny Depp, but because he is such a hot-ticket item right now the movie industry are using him in anything and everything to squeeze more bucks out of his career...however, It bothers me why they could never have a true Native American for these roles….and with the likeable charismic goofy personally we all love about Johnny, I am not sure the part will give the proper respect even though Tonto was a fictional character. However, we can chalk this one up as a Native American with a sense of humor I guess.

Also the Columbus Day has got to go.....or at least add Native American Day too.

It is funny with all the abuse and neglect and disrespect people give to Native Americans, they are the ones who have always had it RIGHT from the beginning...LIVING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE and I often wonder what this Earth would be like if we adopted more of the Native ways instead of abolishing them.

I appreciate and honor Native American culture. Thank you for remaining true to your values and culture all these years through all the suffering. Your culture is what will heal this planet.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 4:11 pm
This makes me sick Thanks Cal

SANDRA R (144)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:45 am
Noted. Thank you Cal.

Gloria p (304)
Friday August 10, 2012, 7:35 am
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