The revolutions and protests we’re seeing around the world today are because issues like these have been minimized and ignored for too long. Accurate history and self-representation have not been taught by those who made themselves dominant through violence then conveniently tried to erase their history of genocide, enslavement & capitalist greed, resulting in the surging racism, white supremacist ideology and state violence we see around the world. It’s colonialism, patriarchy and state violence will be resisted until they are gone, for they are largely the beliefs and behaviors that have brought our world to climate and human rights crisis. Learn, unlearn & be better.
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Summary: “The same mentality that ignores indigenous rights to self-representation are often those who also stereotype and gaslight GLBTIIQ people, women, the disabled or economically challenged, especially people of color just for desiring change and equality. It is basically saying, “My gratification is more important than your dignity, your rights or even your life.” This is a main facet of rape culture. It is intersecting oppression.
Most films about Natives concentrate on European narratives or indigenous experience in North America but there are Natives abroad and being “loved in the wrong way” in “Indian crazy” Germany has many forms. Germany is a microcosm of struggles taking place across the world both against and for decolonization; for correcting white privilege and supremacy that’s divided and helped destroy our world. We explore the roots of racism, colonialism, and appropriation in Germany from a rarely considered perspective: the Native American stereotype they claim to adore.”
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