The National Review discovers tribal disenrollment. A decade late, but better late than never..
Over the weekend, Gabriel Rossman, a sociologist at UCLA with a nose for interesting social phenomena, pointed to a
2011 New York Times report (in which the author James Dao interviewed me for almost 2 hours and gave NO attribution ) on a telling phenomenon: American Indian tribes throughout California had started disenrolling individuals who had hitherto been considered members in large numbers.
Whereas in years past banishment was treated as a severe punishment for a serious moral transgression, this latest wave was all about “disenrolling Indians deemed inauthentic members of a group.” Because California has long been home to many American Indians of mixed ancestry, it had become “the national hotbed of the trend.”
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