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Stop the Racist Attacks on Our Children (Native Americans)

Society & Culture  (tags: Native American, children, violence, murdered, hate crimes )

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ust as we think we're making progress, another hate crime rears its ugly head. And this time, it's against our children. Last week the Web site ran an advertisement headlined "Native Extraction Service" with a photograph of three young


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Gillian M (218)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 2:26 pm
This is sad, I don't understand it unless it is guilt. Guilt for the way that the Native Americans have been treated and still are.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 2:49 pm
I wouldn't take this too serious. Its called kidnapping. In my opinion it is racist rhetoric.
Unfortunately there are still a lot of idiots in the world bent on stirring up racial tension.

Deborah O (98)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 3:47 pm
Racism is unfortunately a sad fact of life and the best thing we can do is to raise our children to be above it, to see people as people but to be aware that racism does exist and that they might be targets in both overt and subtle ways. Frankly, I find the subtle racism much more offensive because it is so often cloaked in politically correct terms and accompanied by a pose of concern but actions (or lack of them) which say something else entirely. This kind of hateful rhetoric, while hurtful, is easier to defend against than the subtle stuff.

Of course, there is a danger to this particular attack which isn't usually present in trash of its ilk--native children and native women have been kidnapped in much greater numbers than any other group in Canada, and things aren't much better in the states. In many cases, native jurisdiction is limited not only by reservation borders but on racial lines as well--when a non-native is known to be involved or is a prime suspect, the laws in some areas mandate that the case be turned over to non-native law enforcement. And it is not their highest priority. Native law enforcement can only pursue a subject so far then the case must be turned over to non-native law enforcement or when applicable to the FBI. And the FBI isn't exactly known for their empathy where Native Americans are concerned.

So, although we'd all like to dismiss this as the work of people attempting to goad or stir up tension, which it might well be--it's a very vicious attack because the taking of native women and children is all too easy and too many are never found.

kathryn c (628)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 5:18 pm
tragic - senseless and ignorant. I am terribly sorry - ty for this post.

Rhonda M (580)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 5:34 pm
Thanks Terry

Cheryl B (206)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 6:56 pm
"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." There are a number of variations of this quote, but they all basically say the same truth. We must not turn away from this prompting for violence from ignorant, self-serving, narcissistic people who believe they are God's answer to the human race. The are the exact opposite. Thanks, Lone.

Chris Fox (2)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 10:48 pm
The more I know people the more I prefer my dogs....Amazing

Rajee S (138)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 1:14 am
Senseless people create tragedy in society!

linda b (186)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 4:14 am
For centuries the native Americans have suffered great injustices, the person responsible for this ad should be thrown in jail for their sick statements, it's time racism was irradicated once and for all.

Nola g (5)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 6:04 am
thank you for this article. Very disturbing. I'm a native woman with 2 children, a boy & a girl. My son has gone though lots of racial hatred. When he was in university, a white girl in class said to him, I paid for you schooling. He said to her, If that is the case, how about you pay for my books. she had her boyfriend waiting fo him the next day, he took one look at how big my son was & left.

pam w (139)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 8:52 am
Sadly, I'm afraid racism is part of the tribalism that's deeply embedded in us all. I don't know that it can be eliminated.

But social responsibility and humane behavior CAN be fostered among children and adults. This is a very upsetting article but I'm glad it's here for us.


Debra L (34)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 11:30 am
This is such a sick form of discrimination and racism at it't best! How come criminal charge's aren't being brought up on the perp's that started this recial attack on All Native People's in the USA & CANADA? This kind of thing should never be shoved under the rug, it's need's to be addressed in a Court of Law. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING, AND WHY DO THEY THINK THIS WAY???

Cathy L (12)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 12:29 pm
This is so upsetting. I'd say the whole lot of them from the newspaper editor to the boys and their parents should be publicly flogged. They accept idiot attitudes give it to them. To promote racism and the terrible harm it does is unforgivable but it's up to each of our homes to put an end to it. My brother adopted 6 children and there is a hodgepodge of races in that household with some form of racism around so many corners. I wish I could stop it for them too!

Anna M (112)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 1:28 pm
How can this be real? I just can't believe it. What makes people this way? These sickos really do need to be found and locked up before they do more serious harm. They're a danger to society and a severe disappointment to humankind. Thanks, Lone, for always drawing our attention to so many important events.

Ester H (213)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 1:39 pm
I do understand why we make them feel quilty,it is because we don't want to feel that way.
When I was at the first time at a Native gathering held here in The Netherlands,I felt so ashamed that it took me a while to go to talk to them about the borders of "history"but when you see the art and the wisdom of Natives you have to pass that and go to them to talk,you find so much wisdom,understanding of life and wisdom.
They share more than most people do in a lifetime.
My children loved it

Ester H (213)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 1:43 pm
Also people have to understand by exploring and learning about other cultures that you learn so much more than creating hate.I feel sad for those who do,they are shallow and so and I mean so stupid!

Shaheen N (64)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 2:58 pm
Sadly noted

Donna B (2)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 5:21 pm
Incredible and sad.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 8:36 pm
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SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 10:06 pm
Noted with Tears Terry.

Fenny D (3)
Friday March 12, 2010, 1:40 am
This kind of thing still going on in a lot of different places... sadly :(

Melissa Martin (19)
Friday March 12, 2010, 6:06 am
This is crap! I don't even believe this is allowed to happened or some jerk put up an ad like we know something would be done if it was any other race! Jerks! I hope they get theirs!

Mary S (12)
Friday March 12, 2010, 6:53 am
It is so tragic that racism and discrimination against the Native North American population is still rampant. What is even more frightening is that it is swept under the rug and is rarely ever on the news or talked about publicly. We need to educate our children about the terrible history of how the natives were systematicly abused, taken advantage of for the land and resources, then exterminated. All our children, of every colour and religion need to learn the real history and then decide how to begin to make peace with our neighbours and ourselves.

Me H (14)
Friday March 12, 2010, 8:42 am
I simply don't understand how an 'advertisement' like this could be thought up in 2010 never mind published. Shame on the website for protecting the placer of the ad.

Janice Brady (0)
Friday March 12, 2010, 9:21 am
They better look again this IS their habitat, they were here first. God bless Native Americans!!!!

Yu L (41)
Friday March 12, 2010, 11:07 am
incredible ;S
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