RNC head Michael Steele's racist remarks "Honest Injun"

This remark really steams me!  I guess I shouldn't be surprised since on November 17th, 2009 the Supreme Court to refused to read the brief (my sister wrote) Harjo v. Pro Football.  Why is it that every other ethnic group in the US is treated with respect?  And to then claim he said "honest engine"  - he thinks people are stupid, have you ever heard anyone say 'honest engine'???

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Kildee Press Release on Michael Steele’s “Honest Injun” Comment

For Immediate Release… Contact: Peter Karafotas

January 5, 2010 (202) 225-3611

Congressman Kildee Responds to RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s Racist Comment about Native Americans

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI), Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, released the following statement today in response to RNC Chairman’s Michael Steele’s use of a racist and derogatory saying about Native Americans to describe the Republican Party’s platform on Fox News. Steele said, “Our platform is one of the best political documents that’s been written in the last 25 years, honest Injun on that.”

“I am outraged and disgusted that the head of the National Republican Party would make such a derogatory and offensive statement about Native Americans on national television. In an effort to cover up Michael Steele’s racist comment, Fox News altered the transcript online to read ‘honest engine’ instead of ‘honest Injun.’ For those of us who have been fighting to reverse decades of mistreatment of Native Americans, we all know what Mr. Steele said and what he meant. His insensitive comment undermines and threatens to reverse the progress we have made to correct those wrongs. A cursory look through a dictionary or even some knowledge of Native American history would show Mr. Steele that the term is a racial slur for Native Americans. I strongly urge Mr. Steele to publicly apologize to the Native American community immediately for his derogatory comment.”


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