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    Subject: Re:Native Land
    Date: May 7, 2007
    Sender: lainlaPrevious | Next


    TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN:

    FIRST LET ME SAY THAT PART OF MY ANCESTRY IS BLACKFOOT NATIVE AMERICAN - AND AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN I AM ENTITLED TO THIS LAND JUST AS MUCH AS YOU OR ANY ONE ELSE. THAT WHICH YOU AND ALL OTHERS HAVE SO EASILY ASSIMILATED INTO CAME FROM BOTH OF OUR ANCESTRAL LINEAGES BECAUSE WHITES TOOK THE LAND FROM YOU AND BROUGHT AFRICANS HERE TO BUILD IT.

    SO GET YOUR FACTS IN ORDER.

    AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN...
    I DIDN'T CREATE SLAVERY IN AMERICA. I DIDN'T SLAUGHTER YOUR PEOPLE. I DIDIN'T RUIN YOUR CULTURE NOR SEND YOUR WOMEN, ELDERS AND CHILDREN OFF TO RESERVATION CAMPS. WHITE PEOPLE CONQUERED YOU AS THEY DID US AND SOME OF YOUR OWN SALE OUT NATIVE AMERICANS DID YOU IN AS WAS TRUE FOR AFRICANS TOWARDS AFRICANS...

    AND YOU DAMN RIGHT WE COMPLAIN. WE HAVE A LOT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE HATE WHITES AND IN FACT, THERE ARE MANY PROGRESSIVE MINDED WHITES WHO UNDERSTAND AND RESPECT WHAT WE STAND FOR AND AGREE AS WELL THAT THEIR PEOPLE HAVE AND CONTINUE TO SUBJUGATE US AS A PEOPLE. NOW, IF YOU'RE UPSET THAT BLACKS ARE BRINGING THEIR AGENDA TO THE FORE-FRONT AT THIS VERY CRITICAL JUNCTURE IN LIFE AND ON THIS LEVEL THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM. WE AREN'T INTERESTED IN WHAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU THINK OR BELIEVE.

    BUT WE INTEND TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE. AND FOR THE RECORD WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU PAYING LIP SERVICE TO WHAT IT'S LIKE FOR US AS BLACK PEOPLE/AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY. YOU THINK ASSIMILATING IS THE SUM TOTAL TO A SOLUTION FOR THE INTEGRITY OF A PEOPLE AND THEIR VALUE? -- WELL AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE BUILT THE COUNTRY AND ASSIMILATED MORE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE. EVERY BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, LAW, AND HISTORY, THE AFRICA SLAVES AND THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN DECENDANTS IN AMERICA HAVE BEEN ON THE FRONT LINE MAKING THEIR MARK AND FIGHTING AGAINST SEVERAL KINDS OF WRONGS. YOU DAMN RIGHT WE ARE MAD. WE KNOW ABOUT ASSIMILATING AND WE ALSO KNOW WHAT THE SYSTEM IS DOING. YOU ARE NOT A PART OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COLLECTIVE AND SHOULD KEEP YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN MOUTH SHUT WHEN IT COMES TO OUR STRUGGLES. AND FOR THE RECORD WE AREN'T LEAVING AND GOING ANY WHERE.

    LASTLY, WHY IS IT THAT WHEN WE AS BLACK PEOPLE TAKE A CRITICAL LOOK INTO THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF OUR INERTIA AS A PEOPLE, OUT OF TOUCH NARROW MINDED PEOPLE LIKE YOU CALL IT RACISM. IT SHOWS THAT YOU ARE STILL IN KINDIGARDEN WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICALLY AND SOCIALLY ASTUTENESS.

    DR. LEARY'S ASSESSMENT OF OUR TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES ARE FOR US AS BLACK PEOPLE TO DEFINE. AND THERE IS MUCH DISCUSSION ON WHAT HAS DESTROYED AND HURT NATIVE AMERICANS AS WELL FROM NATIVE AMERICANS WHO ARE TRYING TO MAINTAIN THEIR SENSE OF INTEGRITY AS A PEOPLE. I WOULD NEVER EVER EVER SAY TO YOU THAT YOUR PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ANY THING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. AND YOU DO COMPLAIN. BUT SO WHAT!

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    Re:Native Land

    Let me start by saying I am neither White or Black. I am Native American Indian, and I am a little tired of hearing about the Black vs. White issue and how the "White Man" is holding the "Black Man" Down. If their is anyone who should be complaining It should be The American Indian. We were "abused by whites and their influences" long before this women. In fact we were not only abused by whites, but by blacks and any other nationality who has settled in this country. We were here well before and living in this country long before the Europeans settled and even longer before the first African Slave arrived. We were raped, slaughtered, had our country stolen from us, and were the first SLAVES of this country, yet I rarely hear American Indians complaining or using the race card as an excuse for the way we live our lives. American Indians have embraced the American Soceity and have adapted to the lifestyle that the European settlers brought to this country. We have used our rights and our right to choose the lives that we live. The American Indians who choose not to get an education in the same school that the "white man" runs and attends is the American Indian who is poverty stricten. The American Indian who choose to get that education is now a successful member of soceity. As people we have a choice to complain and push blame on others, or make the most of the oppurtunity that we have.






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  • Re: [no subject]   from Evelyn Boyd Woodson, Jan 18, 2004
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  • Re: [no subject]   from BW, Jun 1, 2004
  • Re:Native Land   from harry, Oct 5, 2005
  • » Re:Native Land «   from lainla, May 7, 2007
  • Re: spell check   from patty, Oct 5, 2005
  • Re: [no subject]   from lainla, May 8, 2007
  • Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from Bonnie, Sep 15, 2003
  • Re: Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from ANITRA, Jan 30, 2004
  • Re: Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from , Feb 11, 2004
  • Re: Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from alexander, Feb 16, 2004
  • Re: Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from Vicki Jones, Aug 19, 2004
  • Re: Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from Lainla, May 8, 2007
  • Re: Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from POMAJA, Oct 22, 2005
  • Re: Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from wade A. jacks, Jan 11, 2009
  • Re: Post traumatic Slave Syndrome.   from patty, Oct 5, 2005
  • This picture   from Jessica Majors, Oct 27, 2003
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  • Re: Joy deGruy Leary's work saves lives   from Nancy J. Fuqua, Mar 18, 2004
  • Re: Joy deGruy Leary's work saves lives   from Kari, in Portland, Nov 24, 2004
  • Finding Raph   from Pasquin, Apr 5, 2004
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  • Tripe   from BW, May 31, 2004
  • Re: Tripe   from Liberal, but real, Jun 8, 2004
  • Re: Liberal, but real   from Gopi Krishna, Jun 17, 2004
  • Re: Tripe   from Abdoul Waly, Feb 24, 2007
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  • theatre   from freda macon, Jul 14, 2005
  • Post Traumatic Slave Disorder   from Chauncey Westbrook, Jul 27, 2005
  • history   from dameon, Sep 17, 2005
  • Looking for Info.!!!   from Dawn, Nov 3, 2005
  • Re: Looking for Info.!!!   from Shaniqua, Jan 11, 2006
  • Script   from Actors Ink, Aug 11, 2006
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  • Thank you!   from Jacquelyn Wilson, May 7, 2007
  • SHARECROPPING   from AARON GUYTON, Jun 19, 2007
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