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I cannot believe people are still getting baited by Napa.  

 

Look, Warren is a near-Albino literally 99.9% White Christian person who never even came into consistent contact with Native Americans until well into her adult life; who may have heard a false story about a distant relative being Native-American, and who used that as an excuse to lie about her heritage when applying to schools, for scholarships, and for jobs well into her 40s in the hopes that she would be a diversity hire or acceptance.  The fact that she has become a woke scold (who, for example, has doubled down on wanting her Secretary of Education vetted by a transgender 8 year old) makes this part of her background that much more irritating.

Pocahontas is generally considered a positive Indigenous figure, but referring to a Native American as that would be like calling a Jew "Moses".  It doesn't matter that we like Moses, it is that it would be belittling and reductive and therefore racist.  Calling a non-Jew making ridiculous claims of Judaism "Moses" isn't nearly as bad because it is an attack on the claim, not on the ethnicity.  However, The way Donald Trump has used this, and the way his disciples have followed suit has been terribly insulting and drips with a certain glee of finding a loophole to say what they really want to say about actual Native Americans.  It is the glee and conscious sense of trolling that I find racist and more broadly mean-spirited.

That said, we need to keep our eyes on the prize.  Unfortunately, calling out every little thing that Drumpf and his minions do just turns into noise so absolutely nothing gets through, even when there is vital need for Americans to pay attention.  Understand, this is by design.  "Good people on both sides," utter incompetence in handling a bourgeoning pandemic, conspiracy theorizing, doing Russia's bidding, etc just become a part of the noise if we get baited by every little thing.

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