Being Indian, and black

Julianne Jennings wrote an interesting piece on race in America, and race in Indian Country.

“Growing-up on the Indian-Negro color line (I am the daughter of a European  mother and a black and Indian father), I lived with mixed signals and coded  information by the dominant culture. It had determined that white European culture and  people were superior in contrast to those who were generally classified as  darker, “primitive” and “uncivilized.” Applying the adage “write what you know,” my master’s thesis was titled “Blood, Race and Sovereignty: The Politics of  Indian Identity.”

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One Response to Being Indian, and black

  1. Dorian says:

    Great article – thanks,


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