Monday, March 04, 2013

Triumph for Native Americans - Loss for Indians

This news video on yahoo shows how people are flexing muscle to protect their national/ ethnic identity even as they are infringing, usurping and dominating over other people's identity. The Navajo Nation one of the several hundred Native American tribes that are still existent in the United States today triumphed against a popular clothing company "Urban Outfitters" that was using their name to market some products. Today the corporation has removed the name Navajo from their product lines, websites and everywhere else.

I wish the 700,000 strong Indian community in the United States and the billion plus in India would protest against the gross misuse of our ethnic identity by a mere 2.9 million Native Americans. I would be happiest the day when all references to Native Americans don't use the term "Indian" in their websites, promotional materials, federal government documents, etc.

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