Elizabeth Warren’s Native Claim

Elizabeth Warren recently released the results of her DNA test, and they indicate that she may have Native American ancestry. Assuming that these results are accurate, analyzing Senator Warren’s claims to indigenous heritage is complicated at best. There is little doubt that many white Americans whose ancestors have lived on the American continent for more than four hundred years have some biological claim to indigeneity, and recognizing such heritage is not at all problematic. Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren’s Native Claim”

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The Tulsa Race “Riot” Was a Massacre

By Farina King and Brian King, Tahlequah, OK

On Sunday September 20, 2018, Donald W. Rominger, Jr. criticized Mitchel Willetts’ article for depicting the Tulsa Race Riots as a massacre. Rominger, a school teacher, claims that “gunfire broke out,” and “gunfire was exchanged between militia and citizens, both black and white.” The author’s usage of passive voice ambiguates the responsibility of the onslaught. He also omits certain details that would qualify this event as a massacre. Continue reading “The Tulsa Race “Riot” Was a Massacre”

Dear Senator: Vote No on Kavanaugh

Dear Senator,

 

Our President is under criminal investigation for colluding with Russia and tampering with the 2016 election. In his investigation, Robert Mueller has so far indicted Trump’s foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos who has pleaded guilty, his national security adviser Michael Flynn who has pleaded guilty, his campaign chair Paul Manafort who was found guilty, his campaign aid, Rick Gates who pleaded guilty, thirteen Russian nationals, Richard Pinedo, Alex van der Zwaan, Konstantin Kilimnik, and 12 Russian GRU officers. Continue reading “Dear Senator: Vote No on Kavanaugh”