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  •  Maybe you should just say (5+ / 0-)

    "I was wondering the same thing about you".

    Seriously- where do people get off being so brazen as to ask a question like that of a total stranger?

    •  Oh, I've had people actually get angry with me. (7+ / 0-)

      They don't like having their comfortable little bullshit stereotypes punctured.  I've been told that my hair can't possibly be real.  That I can't possibly be Indian.  That I can't be this or that, because I don't fit into whatever their own -isms decree that "this" and "that" must by definition be.

      i've also had them try to lay traps for me.  I've had them assume I'm white, and start complaining about Indians (or "the blacks").  I've had them basically demand to see the kivas, to be introduced to "shamans" who will make them "medicine people," to be allowed to take photos of anything and everything they want because they paid their five dollars, by god, and they're entitled to it! even when it's something that's off-limits.  I've been told all kinds of crazy racist bullshit on a near-daily basis.

      There have been days when I've just wanted to toss them all out on their collective ass.

      LOL - and there have been days when I've just texted navajo with the latest, just because I know she'll get it. :-D

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      by Aji on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 03:00:29 PM PST

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    •  oh snap--i'm stealing that one too (2+ / 0-)
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      by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 07:52:29 PM PST

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