Sunday, November 04, 2007
"When Native American and other spokespeople appear on tv and use the phrase 'our people', you ever stop to think what's involved in the use of that term? How does the media know he or she speaks for the people?"
---"How do they know who the people are? Who decides this person's authority to speak for 'our people'?"
"Blacks, women, Asians, gays and Hispanics don't have people appear on tv voicing their familiarity with the needs and wishes of an 'our people'."
---"Most minorities grew away from using the term. At any one time, the media allows two or three minority experts to represent the views of their minority people."
"Indigenous people around the world have too many talking heads for the media to fairly accommodate?"
---"Too many Indians, not enough chiefs."