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    The "Honest Injun" phrise by GOP Leader Michael Steel ("Injuns" slang word for American Indians.) a racist slurr?)
    "Indians" are outraged by the "Honest Injun" slang being used.

    when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made his comment about President Obama, " Obama is light skinned and doesn’t speak with a Negro dialect", GOP Leader Michael Steel wanted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to resign.

    But, When GOP Leader Micheal Steel was confronted about his own "Honest Injun" phrase, he said,
    "It's not an intent to be a racial slur, I wasn't intending to say a racial slur at all."
    (ignorance of native prespective)

    I realize we are not 'Indians', but when GOP Leader Michael Steel used his phrase, he was indeed thinking about Native / Indigenous peoples,
    "Injuns" was connected to "Redskins", used by Eroupeans during the 1776 Revolution and the 1800's Cowboy days,
    I won't say it was a racist slur, but, I will say, at the time, it was an Ignorant Eroupean description used to describe Native / Indigenous peoples of these lands.

    This is what I've always grown up knowing of these words.
    but, I do not know where Senate Majority Leader learned his phrase. ( playing Cowboys and Indians? ).

    I'm sure it has been an edcuational experiences for both "Leaders", as it has for the public?, I can only pray.

    Native / Indigenous Peoples; First let us remember, This was Never "India", nor, was it any part of 'India', We are Not "Indians", and we are not 'Injuns'.
    we are only called 'American Indians' by choise, "America's" Indians.... since 1492.

    Every Fourth of July, , July 4th., the 'Declaration of Independence' is recognized and celerbrated as a Great Historical Document.
    every 4th. of July, we Natives / Indigenous peoples also celebrate right along side their celebrations,

    did you know, on "# 27 of the Declarations of Independence", is equally offensive as "Honest Injuns".

    # 27. "He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the 'Merciless Indian Savages' whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes & conditions."

    both needs to be up graded to fit into our changing times.

    Another tough example is the Eroupeans Holy Christian Bible,
    St. Paul says, the Jews Killed the Jesus,
    Later it is a known fact that the Jews did not kill the Jesus,
    It was the Romans from Rome that killed the Christians Jesus,.

    I've been watching some of the new Christian segments on the History Channel and they still tell the story of 'Judith' ( for Jews ), turned Jesus in and a crowd of Jews all yelling, "Crusify Him, Crusify Him..."

    So, I know from that, they didn't change that in their Holy Book neither.

    " Honest Injun " = " Merciless Indian Savages " ?.

    Remember # 27 on the 4th. of July.



  • #2
    Honest Injun

    Hello Doksa (NativetoIndian):

    No answer will be an easy one. As you can see, the temper or environs of human stress are increasing and who knows, maybe its always been that way according to the data you bring up.
    Hope you can work it out peacefully.


    • #3
      I want to go up to Michael Steele and say "What's up, my nigga?"
      Dreams feel real when we're in them. It's only when we wake up do we realize something was actually strange.


      • #4
        hello; myself, I don't condon Racism,

        but, it does show that some of us are deeply rooted in Racisim, so deep we don't even realize we are Racist,
        and I guess, sometimes, we just can't help or controll ourselves.

        A while back there was an ad on TV about fighting against the spread of Racism.

        it went something like, , , ,

        "Let's all Join hands to help stop the spreading of Ignorance and Arrogance in the fight against Racism.

        just passing it on.



        • #5
          I reposted everything I posted here on another thread that was started first by Paul G. " Honest Injun " comment by RNC Chairman, Native Issues,
          theres more feed back and in puts on his thread,

          please go to his thread and post your thoughts,

          I'll end this thread today,

          thank you.



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