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UK Guardian | United Nations: U.S. Should Return Land to Indians





A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.

James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes.

Anaya said that in nearly two weeks of visiting Indian reservations, indigenous communities in Alaska and Hawaii, and Native Americans now living in cities, he encountered people who suffered a history of dispossession of their lands and resources, the breakdown of their societies and "numerous instances of outright brutality, all grounded on racial discrimination".

"It’s a racial discrimination that they feel is both systemic and also specific instances of ongoing discrimination that is felt at the individual level," he said.

 

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  • HuntingMoose

    Ask the lib:

    Is it fair that someone inherits everything without paying taxes?

    So why is it fair that those tribes inherit everything untaxed generation after generation?

    If you think the generational inheritance should not be taxed, then abolish the death tax as well. Equal protection it is called.


    by the way, if you have a 40% in heritance tax and in 200 years 9 generations, the last generation only receives 1% of the original estate value and uncle Sam’s compounded tax stole 99%

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