The R-word and Casual Racism

The next time you see an ad with an Indian in feathers selling cigarettes or “peace tokens,” think twice about how comfortable we all are with racism. We, as a society, have become comfortable ignoring the Native American population here in the United States. It’s the perfect illustration of the childish logic of “if I ignore it, it will go away.” The United States will never be able to hold its head high, truly, until we’ve confronted these issues.