No, this is incorrect. Most real Americans do not vote. Most Native Americans stay home on Election Day, and they are the “real Americans.”
When I tell people that I have not voted in over five years, and that I’m proud of it, they are disgusted and shocked. But if I was not a middle-aged White guy, but a Native man, they of course would be much more respectful and understanding of my desire to not participate. Now, why is that?
For anyone to assume that I would participate based on my skin color is arrogant and racist. Minnesota is 98 percent White; it is a White thing, and I get sucked into it and am expected to do certain things because I am White. And when I don’t, I’m seen as horrible, that I’m turning my back on my own kind, my own people.
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