The Ugly Truth about the US treatment of Native Americans and Hillary Clinton’s ‘Off the Reservation’ comment
– CNN Opinion
A timely opinion piece by Simon Moya-Smith on CNN:
“Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was being interviewed on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper when she used a blistering term rooted in racism against Native Americans to describe Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate.
– Comments section is interesting, from the very first:
“Indians have always gotten little respect, how about we stop squibling over words and do something
there were over 200 different tribes here at one time each with indeginous culture, religion, and language, DNA
yes we were herded on reservations on a land once shared by all peoples in a sacred way
let’s have a national native American, Indian Day
I’d be fun, tribes from all over and their dancing and drums
and the old songs
children from all over the united States could dress up like Indians at school
maybe we could teach the little ones about their invisible Indian neighbors
and all the beauty and wisdom they represent
yes then maybe you can say, “let us respect the Indians.”
– Nice /CJ.
Bernie Sanders pulls off shock victory over Hillary Clinton in Indiana
“Despite trailing behind Hillary Clinton in polls, Sanders once again proved his appeal to disaffected midwest voters by pulling off his 18th victory of 2016.
Bernie Sanders threw a last-minute hurdle in front of Hillary Clinton’s march toward the Democratic party nomination on Tuesday by clinching a surprise victory in the Indiana primary.
Despite trailing by an average of seven points in opinion polls and losing a string of bigger, more diverse states on the east coast, Sanders once again proved his appeal to disaffected midwest voters by pulling off his 18th victory of 2016, according to Associated Press projections.
Sanders seemed on track to win a narrow majority of the 83 delegates on offer. With 93% reporting, Sanders had 52.7% of the vote to Clinton’s 47.3%.
Sanders said: “The Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They’re wrong. Maybe it’s over for the insiders and the party establishment, but the voters inIndiana had a different idea.”
His success in Indiana was overshadowed by Ted Cruz’s decision to drop out of the Republican race, leaving the path to victory clear for Donald Trump.
The Sanders campaign hopes that Indiana will mark one last turning point in a Democratic race characterised by a series of surprise comebacks that have prolonged Clinton’s otherwise relentless path toward the nomination.
He is well placed to pull off similar wins in West Virginia on 10 May and Oregon on 17 May, before a final showdown next month in California, whose 546 delegates present the biggest prize of the contest.”
…Continue reading @ theGuardian.com