It may be hidden just below the surface but it is still very much alive and not so well in
this day and age. I've encountered two negative comments about natives
in as many days. One on Monday when I was volunteering at the Mustard Seed behind the coffee bar when I didn't allow an elderly gentleman to
butt in line. Which, as far as I know, is policy for everyone not to
butt in line. He comments " typical Indian!"
Another Tuesday at a barbeque when a girl felt upset towards another for
uncertain reasons, who happened to be native and this first girl says to me
something to the effect that she couldn't stand "ugly natives" . well
she cut herself off near the end of the "natives" word because I'm sure
she realized who she was talking to. funny huh? twice the native girl
overheard these comments then simply and calmly confronted the other and
said " if you can't say anything nice don't say anything" and " why
can't you be nice to me? either stay away from me or shut your mouth."
Then today, the meany in question attempted to apologize to me but once again tripped over her ignorance when i said to her she should not have said such a thing about the other girl., calling her an "ugly native". Her response was "SO!" which was to say she was sorry about her behavior but not the racial comment, or vice-versa. Funny thing is though that any intelligent human being would know that the two went hand in hand.
Now, the next time you think the world we live in has grown and is
better than it was... consider what lies bellow the hearts of those around you... as well as what lies within your own. Walk a mile in our moccasins and
witness the truth about our "civilized society".
— feeling irritated.
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