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Re:Black and Native Relations
In Response To: Re:Black and Native Relations ()

Hello, Allen. Thanks for those sources. Of course, they ended up in my bookmarks [sigh] for more thorough reading later. I swear I am going to have to purchase a computer just to store my bookmarks. :)

I was unaware that there was a breach of etiquette by the tourists at the site they were visiting. If that occurred, then their actions are indefensible, in my opinion. Nothing I said was intended to countenance such a discourtesy.

While the tourist group could have visited the Buffalo Soldiers Momument in Kansas, their itinery took them to Wounded Knee Cemetery. I don't see why a visit to the Buffalo Soldiers Monument would have been more 'proper' under these circumstances, unless such a visit should have been more natural in light of their agenda/itinerary [to which I am not privy] than the visit to Wounded Knee was.

The context within which I discuss the arrogance of some Native Americans is generally occasioned by statements I read that exhibit a seeming lack of understanding that they are not the only peoples to have suffered and endured indignities at the hands of others. I am not sure of how to express what I am trying to say here, but I sense a lack of tolerance towards other races, and can find no justification for that kind of attitude.

You and others I have encountered here at AfriGeneas are a wealth of information, and I am absorbing as much of it as I can. One of the things I find most unfortunate is that we cannot express all of the thoughts that go into the statement we are making at any given point in time.

That tends to lead us to expressing a single thought that is made up of multiple thoughts and conclusions, none of which can be gleaned from the single thought expressed. For this reason, I am schooling myself to again take into account our thought processes and how those processes translate into the written word.

Thank you ever so much. I enjoy our conversations.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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