I want to point out that I do not write on the subject of ethnicity. This is not one of my themes.
I want to point out my respect for Indians. The crimes of the US against Indians are real and to trivialize them would be on a par with Holocaust denial.
That being said they are equal citizens in my big table America. Our history dictates we should honor our treaties made long ago.
I am bothered by a mindset that is displayed on Bad Eagle at times. The mindset is "you do not understand Indians think differently". Of course Black people say "Its a black thing" at times and every other group may make similar claims.
Now every group has unique aspects of their culture and a unique perspective. A woman conveyed she rented a bed for six hours a day. Paid 30 for a job in Arizona and took a series of busses to get there from NYC to work in a resturant. She returned to see her husband and repeated the process and went to Ohio. This would seem odd but in some Chinese communities this is a real story. Some of the workers sleep above the restaurant and work 12 hour days.
While I understand that the vantage point may be different I do not excuse abhorent behavior.
Okay you have another perspective from your community, but that does not grant you any special liscence to denigrate people. It is a wonderful thing for an Indian or anyone else to celebrate their heritage. However, this does not provide a rational for racist attacks on Blacks or Elmer Fudd style attacks on Jews. To give Indians or anyone else a free pass at the most rabid descriptions of bigotry directed against their fellow Americans is wrong.
I also tend to be dismissive of those who think that cultural differences remove certain ethnicities from the human condition. Most of us worry about our loves, family, careers and future. The exception to this are insane Utopians who themselves are a more mental illness than
coherent. If you are still talking about Trotsky or advocating a world wide theology you have removed yourself from common humanity.
I am an American. Indians are a special part of my big tables of equals based on their unique history. This does not entitle them to denigrate other members of the table.