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Going Native: Losing the Hate

Mark Anthony Rolo The Progressive
Since the 1980s, Indian people have sought to put an end to racist names and mascots in schools, colleges, and professional sports teams. The outcry against such racism continues to gain momentum from tribes, celebrities, and racial justice groups.

The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism

Gerald Horne Monthly Review
What is euphemistically referred to as “modernity” is marked with the indelible stain of what might be termed the Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism, with the bloody process of human bondage as the driving and animating force of this abject horror.

A Standing Rock on the Border?

Tim Vanderpool The Progressive
The Tohono O’odham tribe has repeatedly cited a border wall’s potential impact upon sacred sites, burial grounds, and the natural environment. A wall would split the tribal homeland down the middle and isolate thousands of members south of the border.
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