Whether it's tomahawk chops, mascots named Redskins, or caricatures, WHY is it still okay to make Native Americans the butt of jokes?
Yesterday's episode with Democrat Senate hopeful LORETTA SANCHEZ, keeps the issue out front. Her simple-minded thinking, that she has to use a 'war whoop' to help her constituents understand the difference between an "Indian American" and the other kind. Should we take some solace that she didn't insult the other group by saying...you know the RED DOT Indians?
I'm reminded of the issue a few years back when KFI radio's Bill Handel came out and stated that it was only ONE DRUNK INDIAN against expanded gaming. His refusal to understand the issue then resulted in his true feelings for Natives.
Do we need a person like Loretta Sanchez as one of our 100 Senators in Congress. I think NOT. What do you think?
UPDATE: Loretta has apologized... some of her best friends are Native Americans. During her apology Sunday, Representative Sanchez claimed to have Native American ancestry on her mother’s side.