No? Well, no matter.
Seems that a Cherokee tribe in Oklahoma once owned slaves. They freed them in 1863, and later made them honorary Indians, or something like that.
Many, many moons later, the Cherokees had a change of heart and decreed that the blacks weren’t red after all. And now the former-red blacks want back into the tribe because, well, there are freebies involved. Goodies galore.
The blacks filed suit! About ten years ago, and the legal battle continues today.
Anyone who thinks the blacks want back into the tribe for any reason apart from the freebies is fooling himself. The benefits include business loans, medical services, housing assistance and scholarships. Plenty wampum.
Indian welfare, bro.
The black wannabe Indians got no shame. They should be embarrassed. But a significant portion of America’s black community has grown fond of freebies and preferences, to the detriment of everyone, but most of all to themselves.
When President Johnson began the War on Poverty in 1964, the black “community” in America was significantly more stable. There were far more two-parent families, and the illegitimacy rate was incredibly lower.
In 1960, just 22 percent of black babies were born out of wedlock in America. Today, the number is over 70 percent and climbing. The American poverty rate today is about what it was when the War on Poverty began, i.e. zero success.
The War on Poverty, like the War on Drugs, has done precisely nothing positive.
It did, however, brainwash a sizable percentage of blacks into thinking they deserve perpetual help. And they’re even willing to sue Indians for more freebies.
We have entered a Twilight Zone of ludicrousness.
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(Note 1: Here’s a Wall Street Journal article on the embarrassing lawsuit.)
(Note 2: For another shocking story of someone trying to pass herself off as an Indian for personal gain, click here.)
(Note 3: I predict that few will comment positively on this post. When blacks are criticized most
whites palefaces faint from the vapors like little ole ladies.)