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Re: the blood quantum war
In Response To: the blood quantum war ()

What you say makes perfect sense and what you describe among the Maori people is exactly what was considered the norm among the Cherokees and other tribes prior to Oklahoma statehood. Our citizenship and identity was never about blood quantum. It was about recognition, affiliation and connections. Race, eugenics and blood quantum are all Euro-American constructs used to design people in and out of existance. It was used to trap persons of African descent into one racial category, regardless of who that person really was. And it is used to destroy Inidgenous nations, despite who those citizens really are. It is time we rid ourselves of this oppressive and evil system of defining people by quantums of blood, something that does not really exist anyway.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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