Saturday, March 03, 2007

Jim Crow: Native American Style

This is just bizarre. I don’t even know how to comment on this. Despite the grotesque and heinous abuses suffered by African Americans, most people, would say the Indians (Native Americans) got the worst treatment of all. What does it say when Native Americans want to expel freedmen (former slaves of the tribes and mixed blood mestizos) from their tribal nations?

"It's oppressed people that's oppressing people," said Verdie Triplett, 53, an outspoken freedman of the Choctaw tribe, which, like the Cherokee, once owned black slaves."