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I call the cat I live with Igmú. After learning that’s her name, people ask “Oh? Interesting name, does it mean anything?” and I say “Yes, it’s the Lakota word for cat.” and they go “Oh are you Lakota?” and I say “Yup” and they say… something awful, yup.

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Indigenous women and girls face physical violence—including murder, kidnapping, sexual trafficking, and rape—with a “shocking regularity” that amounts to an “epidemic” of violence, according to an August 2019 report from ThinkProgress. (Here and following, our use of the terms “women a...
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I… uh… er… hmm… Thanks for this insight into the stereotypes you’re aware of and the some of the beliefs you hold but, please don’t feel as though you deserve any sort of answer or validation for what you’ve expressed here. It was… deeply racist. I’m not even sure what material to recommend for your self-education. Perhaps the book Stamped from the Beginning?