[Vision2020] “Pocahontas” Not a Racial Slur, Says Prominent White Expert (SATIRE)

lfalen lfalen at turbonet.com
Tue Nov 28 16:14:32 PST 2017

I do not think it is a racial slur. I have about the same  Cherokee   ancestry as Warren clams  to have. I think some Indians  are offended and some aren't .

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Subject: [Vision2020] “Pocahontas” Not a Racial Slur, Says Prominent White Expert (SATIRE)
From: "Tom Hansen" <thansen at moscow.com>
To: "Moscow Vision 2020" <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Date: 11/28/17 20:12:36

Courtesy of the New Yorker at:



"Pocahontas" Not a Racial Slur, Says Prominent White Expert

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)-Donald J. Trump's use of the name "Pocahontas" at a White House event honoring Navajo veterans was not a racial slur, a prominent white expert said on Monday.

"If some Native Americans were offended by the use of this term, I'm sorry that they're so wrong," the expert said. "As a white person, I think I'm in a better position to know about this stuff."

She also defended the decision to honor the Navajo veterans near a portrait of Andrew Jackson, who is widely reviled by Native Americans. "Before we held the ceremony, we consulted with a number of other white experts, and we all agreed that Andrew Jackson was great," she said.

At times, the white expert seemed exasperated at having to explain to Native Americans what was a racial slur and what was not. "Look, I can explain it to them, but it's real time-consuming, and I have a lot of other stuff to do," she said.

In closing, the Caucasian said that accusing Trump of intentionally offending the Navajos was absurd. "No one knows more about offending people than Donald Trump," she said.


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