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The US ‘CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT OF 1882’ + Native American, Sherman Alexie, On UNVARNISHED NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY (Broken Promises & Indian Reservations)! Next Time Anybody On Your TV Set Brags About How Great America Is, Reread This Post To Remind Yourself Of How Bigoted, Unfair, Repugnant, Self-Serving, Self-Righteous, Racist & Evil Your Country Has Been, Has Always Been & Is Now (OPEC Wars For Profit, Stop & Frisk, Voter Caging, Outsourcing.. Need I Go Further)! All That ‘America The Beautiful’ Stuff Is Mere Propaganda! And I’m Not Even Talking About George Washington’s Negro Slaves, WWII Japanese Internment, Child Labor, Burning Witches, Chain Gangs, Women’s Suffrage, Etc. Here! The More I Learn, The Worse It Gets! But Fear Not, Today’s Inequities Will Give Future Generations More Than Enough Fodder To Refute That “Aren’t We A Mahvelous Democratic Country” Stuff! – They Never Taught You This In American History Class! (PS: For Canadian Version Of Chinese Exclusion Act, Check Chinese Immigration Act Of 1923!)

Chinese Exclusion Act

Forty-Seventh Congress. Session I. 1882

Chapter 126. – An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to Chinese.

Preamble. Whereas, in the opinion of the Government of the United States the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory thereof:

The Unknown Side Of Abraham Lincoln
SHERMAN ALEXIE: And then all over the country massacres happening of people they, you know, they would push these tribes and these people onto reservations and then send the soldiers in to wage war on them. I just learned, I don’t know why I didn’t know this, some sort of denial I guess. But they gave medals of Honor to U.S. soldiers who participated at Wounded Knee, absolute massacres of unarmed women, children, and elderly people.

They gave medals of Honor. And, you know, this idea of Lincoln as this great savior. Which is true. But in deifying him, it completely, completely whitewashes the fact that he was also a complete part of the colonization of Indians, a complete part of the wholesale slaughter of Indians. Continue reading

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