Student newspaper apologizes for ‘racist’ article about American Indian event
You’ve almost got to read this one to believe it. The campus editor of the California State University, Long Beach, student newspaper had to apologize after running a piece that included unexplainable sentences like this: What the f*** are Indian tacos? and “The entire scene felt disingenuous and cheap.”
College Media Matters summed up the incident and ran a link to the apology from the publication.
In a letter to readers published in the current issue (see pages 2-3), he explained, “What originally was meant as an unflattering view of the event itself has been construed by many as an assault on an entire culture. That was never my intention and I meant no malice towards Native Americans. What occurred was nothing less than a lapse in fact-finding, cultural awareness, and sensitivity on my part.”
Stossel: No group has had more gov’t help than American Indians
More “muckraker” news here: TPM provides its own analysis of Stossel’s criticism of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
(A Daily Caller) report found that the “Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs needs someone to run the Facebook page for the Dept. of the Interior and they’ll pay up to $115,000 a year.” Stossel took that as an opportunity to wonder about the entire concept of a Bureau of Indian Affairs.