When Native Americans Are Told To ‘Go Back’ To Where They Came From

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 03:31:14 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Native Americans reported being told different variations of the
phrase: “Go back to your country,” “go back to Mexico,” “go home,” “get
out of our country,” and “go back to the reservation.”

For a white person — and it’s almost always a white person — to say “go
back” to a Native American, whose ancestors were here long before
European settlers colonized this continent, betrays the real, white
supremacist meaning of the phrase: We don’t want you anywhere at all.

These 22 stories were culled from over 800 reports of hate incidents,
occurring over the last four years in the U.S., in which assailants
communicated some variation of “go back” to their victims. HuffPost,
working with ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project, collected these
incidents in a database to examine the moral emergency of hate in the
era of President Donald Trump."

Via Lee David Rothstein and Jennifer Freeman.

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
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http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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