Cherokee Nation Vote: No Such Thing As A Black Or White Indian

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    Cherokee Nation Vote: No Such Thing As A Black Or White Indian


    Oklahoma Cherokee Nation members have voted to exclude a group of African Americans going by the name of Freedmen and Intermarried Whites. Members of the Freedmen group claim to be descendents of runaway Black slaves, some claim Indian heritage. Some Eastern Indian Nations were forced by the federal government to give full tribal citizenship to the runaway Black slaves through the treaty of 1866 at the end of the U.S. Civil War 1861-1865.

    Today, some African Americans claiming Indian heritage are calling themselves Black Indians. There is no such thing as a Black American Indian or White American Indian! You're American Indian or you're not! If you're Black or White and have Indian heritage, that is all you can and should claim. It's an insult to the American Indian community for people of another race to claim their Indian heritage while doing so through their dominant race color.
     
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    I'm part Cherokee, but I'm also part white. Which part should I be allowed to claim, O Arbiter of Racial Profiling?
     
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    If you had more white blood heritage than Black African, would you go around calling yourself a White African here in America? I don't think so
     
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    That depends though. If a White African tribal nation were suddenly handing out millions in casino revenues and reparations to anyone who can lay claim to heritage, I know I would.
     
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    Your argument is correct only on the genetic level. People raised within the society and contributing to that society should be allowed to claim that society as their own, regardless the suntan.
     
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    Does that mean white folk raised in a predominantly black neighbourhood are black, societly speaking and vice versa?:shock: How would one describe oneself if asked?:doubt:
     
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    American.
     
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    Sure. But nobody gets excited about American Indians wanting to do this. Or blacks, Jews, Hispanics. Only when whites assert peoplehood.
     
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    American Indians are a race of their own! Blacks cannot change that FACT!!
     
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    Native Americans are not a separate race. They do not belong to the negroid race, but they are part of the mongoloid race. They are an ethnicity group of their own.
     

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