You must be from a part of South America where it is acceptable for Native Americans to be interested in and good at Math and the Sciences, then.. My father was a Cost Accountant so it's in my blood, so to speak. I've got Math teaching credentials and to this day can't understand it or stand it when kids ask me "why" they have to learn this. I don't know how to answer that because I never asked that of my father or of any of my teachers! These days kids are just being difficult and obnoxious; what they're really saying is that they don't think they "have to" learn it from ME. From a Native American WOMAN. They just won't admit that part.
You don't see us because you don't want to see us. People look right AT me and say they've never seen a Native American. Even if they've been down south or out west. You see me, think "black" or "Puerto Rican" and then decide you've never seen a Choctaw Indian. That's why. It's your own damn perception. You only THINK you've never seen a Native American because you haven't seen Pocahantas' identical twin born 500 years later, that's why. You expect a certain physical appearance when you look for the "Native American" appearance and when you don't see it, you think you haven't seen ANY of us. Completely forgetting that there are hundreds of different versions of the "Native American" appearance and we don't all look alike across two continents.
You just haven't seen the stereotypical image of Pocahantas standing right in front of you and that's why you think you don't see Native Americans. I happen to look just like HALF of the Mississippi Choctaw tribe but people treat me like "black" all the time and hence, can say they've never seen a Native American.
phea44 Sure I will hang around and play in the sandbox. I post on the forums all the time. I like scratching around in the sandbox. Never know what one might dig up. And make new friends in the process.
You wonder what may have been said to me. Well I am not saying, and the person or persons they know what they said, and it really does not matter to me I was just wondering why it seems that I have had some problems here. And I sure dont see many NAs on this site. Just an observation, I have had so many racial slurs thrown at me during my life time, I dont care any more what is said to me I am used to it, but I do what the Native Americans to feel welcome here on this site. Because it is a Multi racial site. I will be around the forums here and the message board when I feel I have something to say.
raindancer write: Thank you zachary0611 you are the first person to say so. And I appreciate it. The fact is I dont feel us NAs are welcome here. And I sure dont see to many on this site, I have not seen one yet.
Welcome to the forum raindancer, and I really enjoy reading your posts. Hang around with us and play in our sand box. LOL