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Post time 2011-2-3 20:52:51 |Display all floors

Formerly published in CD

It is good that China begins to inform people of human rights abuses in the United States.
Your publication and the Chinese government should investigate the shameful and disgraceful human rights abuses taking place on Indian Reservations here in the United States where at the conclusion of the "Indian Wars" the United States government hearded Native American Indians like cattle onto these "Indian Reservations" where hundreds of thousands of people languish in poverty with not enough to eat, substandard housing often unfit for rats to live in, lack of proper schools and healthcare and where between 60% to 80% of the population lives in poverty generation after generation because racist employers refuse to hire and affirmative action is not enforced by local, state or federal governments.

Here in the State of Minnesota with one of the largest Native American Indian populations in the United States, in spite of all the boasts that this is the world's greatest democracy, not one single Native American Indian sits in the Minnesota State Legislature or among its U.S. federal Congressional delegation.

I would suggest that your newspaper send a reporter to Minnesota and find out what life is really like for the Native American Indians forced to live on the eleven Indian Reservations here in Minnesota under these disgraceful conditions compliments of the racist genocidal policies intentionally inflicted upon Native American Indians in our country by the state and federal governments.

We are not talking about this or that instance of abuse of human rights; we are talking about the human rights of an entire people being violated day-in-and-day out.

The largest employer of Native American Indians is in the casino industry where workers have no rights in their places of employment and workers are fired for participating in union organizing activities.


Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

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Post time 2011-2-3 21:44:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by GoChina888 at 2011-2-3 20:52
Here in the State of Minnesota with one of the largest Native American Indian populations in the United States, in spite of all the boasts that this is the world's greatest democracy, not one single Native American Indian sits in the Minnesota State Legislature or among its U.S. federal Congressional delegation. ...


Do you think they want to?  My friend is Ojibwa from a reservation in Minnesota.   He refuses to vote for anything unless it's through the tribal council.  He'll vote for leaders within the tribe, but not in any US election.  That is by personal choice, but I'm wondering how prevalent that attitude is?  And some of their problems on the reservations are their own.  Corruption, alcohol and drug abuse are the biggest issues that are holding people back.

As far as affirmative action, at least in my friend's case, he's had no problem gaining employment and has lived outside of Minnesota for over 10 years now.  Even with hair down to his butt, he made it to a senior salesperson at a previous company I worked for.  A white guy with long hair like that is very unlikely to get a office job.  So, I think the situation is not as bad as you are saying in that area..  Maybe it depends on the place.  We don't have any reservations around here, so we also don't have any of the negative stories/ attitudes that come from them.  The alcohol problem is bad.  I'm sure there are negative stereotypes that predominate in other areas.

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Post time 2011-2-4 09:28:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by JFenix at 2011-2-3 21:44
My friend is Ojibwa from a reservation in Minnesota.   He refuses to vote for anything unless it's through the tribal council.  He'll vote for leaders within the tri ...


Don't be embarrassed to use the term *lover*. People in China use it all the time.

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Post time 2011-2-4 09:34:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by nebula1 at 2011-2-4 09:28


Don't be embarrassed to use the term *lover*. People in China use it all the time.


Lol - but oh what a lover he is!

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Post time 2011-2-4 10:08:09 |Display all floors

Puerto Rico

I have now been on an Island that was the setting for completely successful genocide.The Island of Puerto
Rico.The Taino that inhabited this island and also the other Caribbean islands like Cuba and Hispaniola are
no more,like the native Tasmanians.

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Post time 2011-2-4 20:15:37 |Display all floors

To #23

It's clear to me that you (and I suppose the majority of the U.S. people) don't know the true extent of the problem about how the minorities are treated in the U.S.

As an argument you cite only a case you know (coincidentally with a fortunate end), but it's like a drop in the ocean and for sure it's not bestow credibility to the U.S. to pose as the "watchdoggers" of the world conscience when similar facts erupt in other countries.

It's not an excuse for other countries, of course, because there's no a single country that can assume the role of model to the rest of the world but as the U.S. displays such background on the issue, it is obvious that its bashing attitudes towards another nations is not a gesture aiming to help but it's exactly on contrary, it constitutes an act in which the U.S. only seeks to get political dividend of the situation.  

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Post time 2011-2-4 20:20:49 |Display all floors
Originally posted by GoChina888 at 2011-2-4 20:15
It's clear to me that you (and I suppose the majority of the U.S. people) don't know the true extent of the problem about how the minorities are treated in the U.S.

As an argument you cite only  ...


What is clear is you have no clue as to the racial problems in the US.  Nor do you have any clue, nor care about the plight of ameican indians.  My second husband is chippewa from michigan.
Within my extended family, we have many mixed marriages and children.  I think I can talk a little about these issues.

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