It seems like, in this state, the Indigenous can’t have shit to themselves.
While Kevin Stitt and his cronies continue their psychotic stance against the McGirt ruling, Oklahoma Democrats have proposed a change to the Affirmative Action section of their bylaws that will basically allow anyone who identifies as an "Indian/Native American" to claim to be a Native American, no proof needed. With friends like them, who needs enemies?
The changes will apparently be voted on tomorrow. Here's a snippet that an Ogle Mole alerted us to:
I guess after colonization, theft of land, murder and white dudes selling frybread, here’s one more reason to not trust the American political process as it’s always against you and, by you, I'm talking non-whites.
I'm trying to think why they would propose something like this, but I'm a bit at a loss. Maybe after Elizabeth Warren infamously tried to DNA her way to Indigenous identification in an effort to boost her political career, they thought they'd remove that section from the bylaws to prevent other whites from pulling the same shameless political stunt.
I’m sure many blue stater-types might think this is their way of helping, but it’s not, far from it. While, sure, Native documentation is an unnecessary thing in our country—one that whites implemented, mind you—it’s now become an important document to have as they are stealing our hard-fought and hard-won identities.
Where was this need to be Indigenous 500 years ago? Hell…what about five years ago? I can’t tell you how many times a white liberal has come up to me and told me that classic line that their grandma is a Native American princess or some other veiled slur, in order to be down with the struggle, or worse, get Indigenous health care.
Why can’t you just support us?
It seems like, in this state, the Indigenous can’t have anything and this mockery is just another way to prove that. As Natives continue to fight sell-outs like Stitt, for the Oklahoma Democrats to do this, it’s a real spear in the eye and that weapon is painted red, white and blue.