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  •  Most college history classes (1+ / 0-)
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    and some high school level classes have been using Howard Zinns, A Peoples History of the United States....which clearly states in bold detail the genocidal actions taken by our government towards the Native American Indians.....yesterday and today.....

    I could suggest you read this truthful detailed account of this genocide....

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    by Mindmover on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 11:15:53 PM PST

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    •  I could suggest that you stop being dickish. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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      by YucatanMan on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 12:13:29 AM PST

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      •  I know that dickish is name calling (0+ / 0-)

        and that is verbotten on DKOS....

        this is a truthful statement that I made and if that is dickish then I am guilty and I apologize....

        The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

        by Mindmover on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 01:00:21 AM PST

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        •  Here, I'll be more blunt: you're a dick. (3+ / 0-)

          Name-calling on DK? Verboten? Nope. You haven't been here very long, have you, sport?

          Quite frankly, I think the last time someone used 'dick' in a rather high profile manner, it was the PROPRIETOR of this site, who told people NOT to be dicks.

          Because while name-calling isn't really verboten on DK, being a dick is.

          It's a fine line. I leave it to you to figure it out.

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          by Corporate Dog on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 06:15:37 AM PST

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    •  Zinn wasn't always used, because it wasn't written (12+ / 0-)

      until  1980. In my high school American history classes in the sixies, genocide was never mentioned. The Trail of Tears got one, maybe two paragraphs. Indians were invited by Pilgrims to Thanksgiving because they had a bountiful harvest. I learned what really happened from my grandmother and uncles.

      When I was Community College, in 81, Zinn's book wasn't used. Oddly, we used the book I had in my junior year in high school. Depressing.

      I finally got my hands on Zinn's book in 1982. It validated every thing my family told me, and it was finally going to be taught to others.

      My family knows all to well about what the government did, and is still doing. I agree wholeheartedly with Nulwee. I know what I know because I have seen it with my own eyes and heard it with my ears. The bigotry is real. The hate is real. Have you ever been to a powwow where the local neo-nazis take their truck and move downhill and do war woops and yell "is Tonto in there?" Fortunately they were quickly run off by security.

      Some Native Americans are still on reservations, often in areas miles away from things like shopping, entertainment and good paying jobs.  The live in subpar housing, unreliable electricity, poor water supply. Out of site, out of mind. America's version of  apartheid.

      Zinn wrote about history - my father's side of the family experienced it in real life.


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      by Rogneid on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 07:30:00 AM PST

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      •  Public education from 1963 to 1975 (5+ / 0-)

        in NYC and NJ, and not a word about Native American history. I was lucky my dad loved history and deeply respected native peoples, or I wouldn't have learned a thing. Instead, he gave me books like Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and God is Red, and let me know about the lies in my classroom history books.

        As an American Jew who is well aware of my own family's history and personal experience in this country, and despite some prejudice and bigotry, and occasional discrimination, we have it so much easier than so many other folks around here, especially the Native Americans. There is no comparison. Compared to Europe, the US has been a blessing for us.

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        by asterkitty on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 10:15:59 AM PST

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    •  And you know that because? (0+ / 0-)

      Would you mind presenting us with facts on this?

      I REALLY hate it when assholes come in to these diaries and try to diminish the racism experienced by American Indians and Native Alaskans by basically changing the subject.

      I am highly suspecting your motives here.

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