Socialism Art Nature
The Absence of Native American Power
April 9, 2013

In an extended clip from this weekend’s Moyers & Company, writer Sherman Alexie, who was born on a Native American reservation, talks to Bill about feeling “lost and insignificant inside the larger culture,” and how his culture’s “lack of power” is illustrated in stereotypical sports mascots.
“At least half the country thinks the mascot issue is insignificant. But I think it’s indicative of the ways in which Indians have no cultural power. We’re still placed in the past. So we’re either in the past or we’re only viewed through casinos,” Alexie tells Bill. “I know a lot more about being white than you know about being Indian.”

The Absence of Native American Power

April 9, 2013

In an extended clip from this weekend’s Moyers & Company, writer Sherman Alexie, who was born on a Native American reservation, talks to Bill about feeling “lost and insignificant inside the larger culture,” and how his culture’s “lack of power” is illustrated in stereotypical sports mascots.

“At least half the country thinks the mascot issue is insignificant. But I think it’s indicative of the ways in which Indians have no cultural power. We’re still placed in the past. So we’re either in the past or we’re only viewed through casinos,” Alexie tells Bill. “I know a lot more about being white than you know about being Indian.”


Share/Bookmark
  1. teenlifewasnotthebomb reblogged this from socialismartnature
  2. indiansarenotmascots reblogged this from socialismartnature
  3. aroundthecockgirl reblogged this from dirtyasianbidness
  4. wesandasavage reblogged this from socialismartnature and added:
    "We’re still placed in the past."
  5. vickie343 reblogged this from socialismartnature
  6. batalisto reblogged this from socialismartnature
  7. patheticempathetic reblogged this from nncharlesz
  8. sequinsandcitations reblogged this from electrodaggers
  9. nncharlesz reblogged this from aka14kgold
  10. electrodaggers reblogged this from aka14kgold
  11. aka14kgold reblogged this from socialismartnature
  12. cankerinahedge reblogged this from socialismartnature
  13. savekelso reblogged this from purpleishboots
  14. purpleishboots reblogged this from socialismartnature
  15. astekdsc reblogged this from dirtyasianbidness
  16. gracefree reblogged this from socialismartnature
  17. corpsazorsomething reblogged this from socialismartnature
  18. katyrex reblogged this from socialismartnature
  19. mightybearfalconlives reblogged this from socialismartnature and added:
    “I know a lot more about being white than you know about being Indian.” That line is everything.
  20. lmsig reblogged this from dirtyasianbidness
  21. whatiremembered said: I posted this just the other day. It was a great interview.
  22. dirtyasianbidness reblogged this from socialismartnature
  23. socialismartnature posted this
Blog comments powered by Disqus