Sunday, February 21, 2010

Our Racist Law Isn't Racist, Dammit!

A spokesman for the Kahnawake Mowhawks, the native community that wants 26 non-native spouses of full-blooded natives to vacate their premises, is really upset that people are calling the action "racist". As he tells the Toronto Star

"We know we are not racists and to be labelled as such is hurtful," said Joe Delaronde, a spokesperson for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. Delaronde said it is a matter of survival for a reserve squeezed onto 5 hectares by French-speaking Quebec.

"Every single person in this community knows (from a band rule adopted in 1981) that ... we have the right to determine who lives here. I don't know why people think it has anything to do with racism ... our law says (non-natives) don't have the right to live here."
Oh, so in other words, you're not racist, but your law is?

Thanks for clearing that up, Joe.

1 comment:

Kaffir_Kanuck said...

Did they miss that part about just following orders?

Next they’ll be saying, “I know nothing about the ovens, I am just the baker.”