Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pope says Native Americans yearned for slaughter, disease and slavery

The Pope clearly needs to enter my 12 Step program to recover from the addiction to white supremacy since he insisted that the Native people in the Americas yearned for Christianity, even though it was presented to them accompanied by slaughter, disease and slavery. It is estimated that 90% of the native Americans fell victim not to European guns but diseases.

In his classic Race and Culture Contacts in the Modern World, E. Franklin Frazier discussed the devastation of white European diseases on native people around the world who were colonized.

But for the Pope to suggest the native peoples yearned for Christianity was taken as an insult when he visited Brazil recently. He has yet to apologize.

1 comment:

adrienne said...

You said it!! Right on!!!