UN official says US should return land to the Indians

It's no use telling the busybodies to mind their own business. They'd be out of a job if they did that. But the UN's "special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples" says that the United States government should "return" some land it took from the Indians over the last 200 years. Guardian: It's a racial discrimination that they feel is both systemic and also specific instances of ongoing discrimination that is felt at the individual level," he said. Anaya said racism extended from the broad relationship between federal or state governments and tribes down to local issues such as education. "For example, with the treatment of children in schools both by their peers and by teachers as well as the educational system itself; the way native Americans and indigenous peoples are reflected in the school curriculum and teaching," he said. "And discrimination in the sense of the invisibility of Native Americans in the country overall that often is reflected in the popular...(Read Full Post)