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"Beyond the horrifying minimization of the genocide of Native peoples and continuing legacy of colonialism in the Americas, let's talk about the logic here. So. First of all, Conquistadors and Navajos. I get the cutesy 'omg we're so clever look at us make the theme of 'bros and hos' into something related to Columbus Day!'--which has major issues as it is (remember our discussion of the sexualization of Native women?) but really? Conquistadors=South America, Navajos=American Southwest. Columbus=West Indies. Pilgrims=American Northeast. and how are cowboys even related at all?
"And I refuse to accept the 'it's just a party, get over it' mentality. Some of the main reasons this is incredibly harmful to Native peoples (including and especially the Native students at Harvard)..."