Tag: native american

When Was America Actually Great? It wasn’t.

I’m a Native of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican tribe and I’m proud of that. Nathan Phillips, a tribal elder, and Vietnam veteran, was the man who stood in D.C., playing his drum, while little racist teenagers made fun of him.  He was proudly displaying his indigenous culture and playing his drum through their hate. The way

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The Unfortunate Atrocities Between The Native American and Palestine Struggle

Recently I read many articles and saw videos about a nurse named, Razan Al Najjar. Razan was trying to save lives while she was shot dead by an Israeli soldier. She was shot while with her hands were in the air and she was wearing clothes that had many visible medical badges. Targeting nurses and

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Love Story from the Underground Railroad

My name is Kaya Gravitter. I am the great-great-great granddaughter of a love story that comes from a dark time in the United States history.My great-great-great grandfather was a slave. He was forced here from the shores of West Africa, in the Atlantic Slave Trade. My great-great-great grandmother was a Native Indian of the the

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What Do I Look Like to You?

Though I am an American born convert to Islam, a lot of people still ask me what my ethnicity is or where I came from. With my choice to wear the headscarf, it is obvious that I look Muslim but they still cannot tell what my ethnicity is. Non-Muslims assume that I am not from

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