Monday, May 2, 2011

Indian Leaders Decry "racist" comment, SILENT of Civil Rights Abuses by Tribes

Indian Country Today has an article up about Tribal leaders up in arms over a perceived "racial" comment by a Maine Commissioner, yet stand silent to civil and human rights abuses by Tribes such as:  Redding, Pechanga, Picayune, Enterprise, Guidiville among others.

Indian country leaders reacted swiftly to the latest outbreak of “the language of savagery”—racist and offensive remarks made by prominent people. This time it occurred in Maine.

Philip Congdon, Maine’s commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, resigned suddenly on April 27 after allegations surfaced that he made offensive and racist statements at a Chamber of Commerce awards banquet in Caribou in Aroostook County, Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) reported. He blamed problems among youth on “bad parents,” education and economic declines on educating African-Americans, and said those who want economic opportunities should “get off the reservation.”

Stand UP..... Leaders, call out those nations that practice Apartheid and abuse their people...
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