Obama said "There is no doubt that we have a special obligation to try to work with the tribal leadership and Native American communities to solve some of these problems."
What problems is he talking about?
Is this pundit of professed 'change' going to take a leap into reality and address the genocide that characterizes Indian life in his beloved America?
Ummmm … no!
Obama may be delusional about his chances to become president in November, but his beige politics is not delusional about what white America wants to know and care about Indians.
So, rather than break with the historically racist establishment thinking, Obama is decidedly very much inside of the mindset that Indians are pathological because they are self-destructive and, therefore, at risk.
To 'help' Indians change their lives he proposes more schools and substance abuse programs. These two, of course, go together.
School the Natives in the processes of civilization and, also, address their well known genetic weakness.
How unique huh?
And, does this not sound eerily like the racist drivel the former prime minister of occupied Australia, John Howard, spewed right before he invaded Aboriginal land in the Northern territories?
Obama also promises to have a yearly summit with the Indians. A kind of latter day pow wow where the white man is beige and the Indians are summoned to talk.
"As president of the US, I'm not just going to have a Bureau of Indian Affairs that is off on the sidelines somewhere. I'm going to have an annual summit with Native American leaders, tribal leaders. They're going to meet directly with me."
I wonder if he will seek to smoke a peace pipe with these leaders.
Or, at the very least, will this representative of modern day liberal racism keep a statue of a Cigar Store Indian in the White House as a sign of 'respect'?
Obama 'reached' out to Indians while stumping in Albuquerque a couple of days ago. His main purpose was to garner votes obviously.
Will folks of color be fooled by this duplicitous stumping?
Ummmm … yeah.
This establishment lackey seems to be fooling quite a few people of color with his white approved politics.
But I do not expect that most Indians think that a 'post-race' beige president in the White House will bring real change.