Subject: What if Jessica Simpson would have said something anti-semitic?
"I'm not an Indian giver," Simpson told http://www.facebook.com/l/;TMZ.com, when asked if she'd insist on the return of a $100,000 boat she'd bought Romo"
Okay, we all know the Simpson- is not known for her, ugh, intellectual contributions to society, but
can you imagine what would have happened if Jessica Simpson would have made an Anti-Semitic
statement? If she would have said anything against Jews or African Americans-
It would have been all over the news, and it would have been on Larry King, Dateline, CNN, you name it the Anti-Defamation League would have been allover it!
But the ADL doesn’t usually get involved in our struggles-at least not the one in Santa Barbara, and if we say anything, the response from most Non- Natives (and some Natives)is, “EVERYBODY USES THAT TERM" or “it is petty -just get over it”
But it is not petty, perpetuating stereotypes is never petty- and you can see how lopsided the world is, when you use the same example and apply it to another ethnic group – How critical would the response be and how large would the public shaming be.
So we have to think about starting our own ADL or acting as if we are the ADL for Native American/Indigenous people
"The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens."
It should read like this for Native people
"The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Native or Indigenous people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens."
Anyways, we can all work together with the strength of these internet networking sites to educate and dispel stereotypes- and shame those that perpetuate them……we can become organized and start holding these people accountable for thier blantant disregard for our people, and put them in check for having done so.....
To Educate and/or VOICE YOUR DISPLEASURE YOU CAN GO TO
I wasn't sure where to send our comments to on the website so I went to "send us your feedback" area on the website...
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SO JESSICA SIMPSON FEELS IT'S ALRIGHT TO SLANDER NATIVE AMERICANS WITH HER RACIAL STEREOTYPES??? THIS WOULD BE DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT STAND UP WHEN INSULTED! WE TAKE INSULTS FROM "LARRY THE CABLE GUY" THEN OUR OWN CASINOS BOOK HIM, GUESS THE DOLLAR IS MORE IMPORTANT! WE TAKE INSULTS FROM BILL MAHER, NOW FROM THE SUPPOSED AIR HEAD, JESSICA SIMPSON WHO THINKS IT'S OKAY BECAUSE ACCORDING TO HER PEOPLE,
"EVERYBODY USES THAT TERM"---
WE ALSO TAKE INSULTS FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT THAT IMPRISONS OUR PEOPLE FOR STANDING UP THEN HARRASSES THOSE THAT SPEAK OUT ON THE HARRASSMENT! WE AS NATIVE PEOPLE FORGET THAT EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED, IF WE DO NOT STAND UP TO EVERY INSULT THEN PEOPLE THINK IT IS OKAY TO TREAT US ANYWAY THEY WANT WITH OUT FEAR OF RETRIBUTION-..--IT'S OUR OWN FAULT FOR ALLOWING IT! TO CONTACT MZ SIMPSON TO VOICE YOUR DISPLEASURE YOU CAN GO TO
http://www.facebook.com/l/;WWW.JESSICASIMPSON.COM YOU CAN BE SURE I WILL LET HER KNOW THAT I WON’T BE TAKING THIS LIGHTLY!
Jessica Simpson put her foot in her mouth while talking matters of the heart.
Just weeks after splitting with quarterback Tony Romo, the pop singer has infuriated some American Indians with her use of a racial stereotype.
"I'm not an Indian giver," Simpson told http://www.facebook.com/l/;TMZ.com, when asked if she'd insist on the return of a $100,000 boat she'd bought Romo, from whom she split on July 9.
Reaction was swift on TMZ's Web site, and from members of an American Indian watchdog group.
"I cringed when I heard Jessica Simpson comment about us Native Americans. Am I mad!?! I should be, but look at who the comment is coming from," wrote one commenter.
Jacqueline L. Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, tells http://www.facebook.com/l/;Usmagazine.com that the concept of Indians "giving" and "sharing" with one another is where the term originated, but it somehow morphed into an insensitive phrase that stereotypes native people as ones who give and then take back.
"Most people flippantly use the comment . . . without realizing its true meaning," Pata said.
BELOW ARE ALL THE CONTACTS I HAVE FOR JESSICA SIMPSON---LET'S ALL LET HER KNOW HOW WE FEEL ABOUT HER INSENSATIVE REMARKS AND THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE THIS BEHAVIOUR FROM SO-CALLED STARS! WHILE YOU ARE AT IT, TAKE THE TIME TO CALL THE WHITEHOUSE FOR THE RELEASE OF OUR BROTHER LEONARD PELTIER---WE CAN STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF WE STAND UP!