Native Battles Racism!
I was reading a commentary recently in the Osage County Chronicle. In the section titled "Talk Sense," by Jim Griffin, the writer blasted area tribes -- the Kickapoo in particular -- labeling them a bunch of poverty-stricken, helpless Native Americans. He even labeled us as a bunch of drunks who mooched off the American taxpayers .Griffin went on to state that The Topeka Capital-Journal's so-called journalists never asked the tough questions as to not offend the Indians.
Well, this Indian is offended and I'm sick and tired of white guys putting Indians down and getting away with it .Just what makes white people so right? Every disease known to man you brought and infected the Indians with it, such as herpes, AIDS, syphilis and gonorrhea, to name just a few. How about chicken pox, smallpox and measles? How come diseases like Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's all have white man's names?
You have never heard of an illness being named after an Indian like Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse or Running Bear .Griffin should think about this, too: How come every mass murderer or serial killer is white? Do Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Boston Strangler and Ted Bundy ring a bell? What about the two white boys who blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City? And let's not forget that all-time favorite, Adolph Hitler. It's just a guess, but isn't the porno industry controlled by white people? The next time you see a dirty movie or open a sex-related magazine, see who's in there. And why is it every time we see a child molester or sex maniac on the news, it's usually a white person?
Corruption in government and industry all seem to be white-related. Our environment has been raped and polluted by the White Man Industries and I think we've got a lying, cheating white man in the White House. So, before you white people put down another race, take a good hard look in the mirror. You're not so pretty, after all. Now that I think about it, I don't look so bad compared to your ugliness.
.DARRELL MASQUA Mayetta
Lisa Cohen, Native Celebs List Member, has found the phone number and address for the Osage County Chronicle which published Jim Griffin's original article and racist commentary on the Kickapoo Tribe.
FYI - Their number is (785) 828-3226. The address is 618 Topeka, Lyndon KS, 66451.