Day 5- What is a word in your language I’ll pick a Lakota word, since I saw a tweet about this when I woke up AND it was in the movie I watched today lol. Wasicu, which many people think means white people, actually means greedy.
I have read over the last few (probably) months all the posts you have made and I have kinda been silent until I read some of your recent posts. Your articulate and brilliant approach to slowly disarming people of their ignorance and misunderstanding of your culture is both commendable and inspirational. It makes me think of how to embrace my cultures and help peacefully attack the stereotypes I see on a constant daily basis. Thank you for what you and nyki do and face on a daily basis. There are non-natives in your support. Te amo mami! <3
Back in 2006, 7-year-old Autum Ashante caught hell for a poem she read at a Peeskill, NY school titled “White Nationalism Put U in Bondage”. Michelle Malkin, who actually writes for a website edited by a white nationalist (VDARE) even went so low as to compare her to Prussian Blue and do the usual crying about a double standard.
Thanks guys. It actually went really well. In person, he wasn’t rude or confrontational, and actually discussed all sorts of politics with me. It was a good night! We sat there until the bartenders kicked us out, and we’re supposed to hang out again soon, so not at all what I was thinking would happen. I love when people pleasantly surprise me :}
Day 4- What is your worst Pow wow moment ever This isn’t directly a powwow memory, but its the one I feel like sharing. There’s a festival in my city at the end of summer that’s like a festival and powwow combined. The weekend I moved into my dorm freshman year of college was the weekend this was held that year. My sister and I went even though we both should have been on our new campuses, but it was raining the whole time, and we spent most of our time shopping to stay out of the rain. I bought a few things to help decorate my dorm and make me feel more at home. Unfortunately, these decorations made all of the girls on my floor start calling me Pocahontas and opened them up to all sorts of really racist comments and jokes. Because I had just met all of them and was the only one who didn’t think they were funny, I just had to endure it in silence…
I can’t even tell if I have a sunburn until a sit down and have pain shoot up my body. You make it sounds nice…
Well, we had a rummage sale on Saturday, so I was out in the sun for like 8 hours, and it was so hot that the sunscreen I’d put on in the morning had completely melted off. I didn’t feel it til I came inside and the only spots I noticed right away were a big red spot on my nose (my mom wasted no time calling me Rudolph) and right on my chest, with the worst spot on my tattoo…but later that night my shoulders were on fire, so I knew for sure I’d gotten sunburn. I think the only other time I’ve gotten sunburn was like 10 years ago when I spent the day at Noah’s Ark (this huge water park) so I was like um…what is this?
Really wish I could tell you why work was so weird tonight
But I can’t. So I’ll just share that my sunburn has started to peel and is driving me insane. But I’ll take this itchy annoyance over the burning pain I’ve had since Saturday. And because its no longer a burn, its the darkest, loveliest, baked bread brown that my skin has ever been :}
According to a note that Peltier had written at the time, he had been preparing to eat breakfast the morning of June 27th when guards entered his cell and began “disrespecting my religious items” and “threatened to lock me into solitary.”
According to the prison’s first incident report, dated 06/27/2011:
[T]his officer reviewed a letter being sent by inmate Peltier…In this letter, inmate Peltier has enclosed a bank note of 20 pounds, in Scottish currency. In the enclosed letter, inmate admits to receiving the bank note in the mail. It is obvious that inmate Peltier was in possession of money that was not authorized.
Peltier received a letter the previous day from a supporter in Scotland that contained a 20-pound note and had been inspected by the mailroom. Peltier had asked the mailroom to send back the enclosed money, but this request wasn’t followed up. He then addressed a letter to a friend and enclosed the note so as to send the money out of his cell and out of the prison, knowing that possession of unauthorized money was a violation of prison rules. This letter was intercepted at 8:00 a.m., prompting guards to search his cell at 9:45 a.m.
According to a second prison incident report, written the same day by a guard who searched Peltier’s cell:
[W]hile performing a search…I observed two wires protruding approximately 2 inches from the wall of the cell….The wires were located on the wall above the corner post of the upper bunk.. I attempted to pull the wires out of the wall. …As I attempted to pull the wire out of the wall my grip failed, my fingers slipped on the wire and contacted the bare ends of the wire. At that time I received an electrical shock through my right hand and forearm.
Peltier was deemed guilty of “destroying, altering or damaging government property having a value in excess of $100.” Peltier, however, did not sleep on the top bunk and the wiring was manipulated by a former cellmate. In addition, because of the guard’s decision to attempt to pull the wires out of the wall, Peltier was found to have engaged in “conduct which disrupts or interferes with security or orderly running of the institution (Most Like) assaulting any person.” “Most Like” is a provision in the Federal Bureau of Prisons Program Statement that reads: “This charge is to be used only when another charge of greatest severity is not accurate. The offending conduct must be charged as ‘most like’ one of the listed greatest severity prohibited acts.”
Prison officials deemed Peltier responsible for the shock the guard received while pulling out the exposed wires, and deemed it an act “most like” an act of assault committed by Peltier. This is a “greatest severity level” violation, meaning an inmate can be placed into segregation for up to a year. The charge of destruction of property is a “high severity level” act which can result in up to six months in segregation, and the possession of unauthorized money is a “moderate severity level” violation and could result in up to three months in segregation.
and all of a sudden he’s not a terrorist but a lunatic.
all of a sudden we ask about his childhood rather than his religion.
all of a sudden he’s an isolated case rather than a product of his culture.
all of a sudden protestants all over the world are not being harassed and priests are not apologising.
I have never heard anyone seriously ask about and consider the childhood or mental health of a brown terrorist.
he saw himself as a crusader.
when will the western world apologise for their violent, intolerant culture?
I always said that if the attacks on 9/11 had been the result of actions of white people (or if they weren’t members of a religion largely practised by brown people), then there wouldn’t have been such an intense desire for retribution. The aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Norway only proves this.
This is not to say that I think anyone needs to wage war on Norway. My only point is that, like many have said, the disparity between the way this guy is being described vs the way brown terrorists are described is disgusting.