Many whites are "trained" since their first years of elementary school and on to believe their white heritage is essential trash and racist. Jessica Simpson was one who used the "I'm an Indian" excuse recently to defend her comments. After winning the fourth season of "American Idol," Carrie Underwood is one of today's biggest country stars in the world. One of my uncles keeps the family book, so the tree of relatives back into the s. Like I said, I don't walk around "claiming" it, but I do claim to be a brother to all men and women with, I hope, some justification. One of the threads in my past was a native american story, and I would like to know more about that, even if I don't claim that as part of my racial identity.
In Later years my Mother did a genology check and found out she was a half-breed Indian or French-Metis
What's wrong with claiming my grandmother, viewed in the proper perspective? The nation that most famously protected black refugees from slavery -- the Seminole -- were deeply divided on the question of slavery, and partly as a result of that Seminole bands eventually ended up dividing and fighting on both sides during the U. Did those English people disappear? I claim Cherokee ancestry as I do the others because it's part of my family's history--so does my daughter who is half Chinese. This child is eligible, and does have some sort of societal claim to nativeness despite not having any "connection" to roots. But everybody is. Jes I do look like "white", but the fackt is that everyone that has the same skintone do not look like the same person, and