RE: Road to Eldorado "boycott"

sgilliam@GUILFORD.EDU
Thu, 30 Mar 2000 08:50:04 -0800 (PST)

This is a little off the beaten path for our list serve...but it may be
a good
opportunity for consciousness and sensitivity-raising. I'm sure not
everyone will agree with what I have to say
I think it is worthwhile to consider a Native American point of view.
The dominant group has the power to monopolize mass media and the luxury to
propogate its own point of view, which serves to enhance its own prestige.
That is why it is so irritating to minorities to see this kind of
thing. They have little power
to fight it. Thus the angry tone of the call for a boycott. I assume
that the person writing the call for a boycott was speaking from the point
of view of his tribe, rather than all tribes and groups (among which almost
every type of social organization, economy, and form of government may be
found).
Best wishes to all.