This is so deep I had to share it!
Ok, Let’s do a little exercise in contextualizing.
There was a caucasian relocation program specifically targetting caucasians to remove them from the areas where Indigenous peoples lived and where they desired to make a profit from the trees, minerals, fish, and to have “green spaces”.
If there was a caucasian reservation system where caucasians couldn’t own their own home or the land beneath their feet, their community couldn’t drink the water from their taps because it’s toxic and can kill them, there was 85% unemployment rate, and if they left those lands to work, they would be forced to pay Indigenous peoples 35% of their income since Indigneous people decided that caucasians didn’t have to go to jail if they left the reservation without Indigenous permission.
That income was partially used so Indigenous peoples can make laws that force caucasian children to learn Indigenous peoples’ ways in Indigenous language, they were told that everything they were is backward or slow or not important.
That income was also partically used so that caucasian children could be apprehended by Indigenous peoples because they weren’t raising them in the way that we thought they should be.
That income was also partically used to fund an Indigenous police and military force that regularly murders caucasian people with little to no consequences and threatens them into complying with anything the Indigenous people told them to do.
That income was also partially used to fund jails where caucasian people made up to 100% of the inmate population while Indigenous people made up to 100% of the guard population.
That caucasian women, girls, and elders were being murdered or disappearing with little attention and nothing done to address it by Indigenous people, who are the vast majority of the population and control all of the police, laws, and media.
That caucasian people were expected to explain why they were in this situation to Indigenous peoples, who only wanted to hear that the caucasian people would get over it and just be like Indigenous people.
That Indigenous peoples decided that caucasian peoples were not capable of deciding how to govern themselves and Indigenous people imposed a system designed to teach obedience and servitude to Indigenous peoples.
That Indigenous peoples decided that there were no ethnic, cultural, spiritual, political, physical, mental, or social diversity among caucasian peoples, so Indigenous people could easily contain them.
That every time Indigenous peoples mentioned caucasians in their pervasive media, they were presented as problematic, hostile, lazy, inferior, sad, self-destructive, violent, ungrateful, parasitic, nameless, jobless, homeless, addicted, immature, greedy, wasteful, or racist.
That the entire system was designed to take and/or degrade everything that caucasian people had, were, and are, including their children, to benefit an Indigenous elite, determined to destroy caucasian people because their ways are a credible threat to Indigenous domination of their own people.
Now, tell me again that this is a just society. Tell me again that I should get over it. Tell me that my tone or my anger or my words prevent others from understanding. Tell me you don’t get it. I dare you.