If you’re looking for evidence of how stupid and racist American imperialism can make you, look no further than the MANIFEST DESTINY T-shirt that was released by the Gap. The designer Mark McNairy thought he was taking a political ideology of imperial empowerment and reclaiming it as a personal improvement slogan. Don’t know what Manifest Destiny is? … Then consider this to be a teachable moment for you… The question is, is it possible for white people to go all through their lives and not know that touting the benefits of Manifest Destiny is not a good thing? It would seem so… But when you analyze it further it sadly doesn’t seem that far-fetched. When i think about on my own schooling i remember how American imperialism was buffed to a shine so that it became easy to gloss over, slavery, women’s suffrage, the labor struggles of the late 19th and early 20th century, and the civil rights era, just to name a few things that come to mind. So the fact that Mark McNairy came out of Junior High School thinking that Manifest Destiny was a positive ideology is not that far off.
The Aboriginal Press News Service (APNS) is the international, non-partisan, not-for-profit, grassroots newswire of the Aboriginal News Group (ANG).
We seek to support, educate and unify Indigenous Peoples, Bloggers & Activists covering news information important to Original Peoples, First Nations communities and other ethnic-minorities subjected to discrimination, marginalisation, neoliberalism and genocide.
- Purple Rain blog: Senior Ukip members ‘backed pact with BNP’
- Media freedom under siege in #Crimea, #Ukraine, says OSCE representative – Representative on Freedom of the Media
- MACHETERO History Lesson
- Finian Cunningham – Western Media Go to War over Ukraine – Strategic Culture Foundation – on-line journal > Western Media Go to War over Ukraine > m.strategic-culture.org – Strategic Culture Foundation
- Why are American women dying in childbirth? – Features – Al Jazeera English
- "Today is International Women’s Day, and most garment workers are women,” Rainsy said. “They demand a..." tmblr.co/Zu0CAw19bA8gu 55 minutes ago
- "The passion for music and freedom has always captivated Vude King Seru Serevi and as a tribute to a..." tmblr.co/Zu0CAw19b8lgb 59 minutes ago
- Election 2012: Witnessing the Ron Paul Campaign Humanise the Face of White Supremacist Politics : ow.ly/unYTG 1 hour ago
- The Holocaust in Ukraine - Wikipedia ow.ly/2ExqwE 1 hour ago
- "It found that a “spy” working within the Lawrence camp had met Mr Walton - then an acting detective..." tmblr.co/Zu0CAw19agwhr 2 hours ago