I am watching the final episode of 'Into the West' on TNT.
I am very ashamed to be white.
Who the hell did (do) we think we were (are)? And why did our ancestors believe these native people were savages? Because they didn't act 'refined'? Because they spoke a different language? Because they had darker skin?
It sickens me, over and over again. This superiority of white man.
Who made us all Gods able to judge people? Who gave whites the authority to think the color of our skin makes us better than people of different colors, cultures?
Hell, we have even made Jesus (a man born in the middle east) blonde haired and blue eyed..... I guess we can't stand to think of another race being 'better'.
I hope any person in my family who was a biggot, racist, or discriminator, or had any part in destroying Indians or slavery.... is rolling over in their grave. If I find out there were any, I'll go and spit on their tombstone.....
If you've been watching this as well, I have to tell you this is one of the most accurate depictions I've seen to date. Sad, but true....
If you've missed the mini series~it'll be on DVD in October.