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MSNBC: Thanksgiving’s About White Settlers Who Introduced ‘Genocide and Violence’

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On Saturday’s The Cross Connection, race-obsessed MSNBC host Tiffany Cross served up the sort of vitriol in opposition to white Individuals that common viewers of the present have come to count on as she allowed a frequent visitor to ship a rant in opposition to America — and white Individuals, particularly — to mark the upcoming Thanksgiving vacation.

 After lauding liberal Native American activist Gyasi Ross as a “present favourite,” she then switched to what seemed to be a pre-recorded “essay” from him together with his ideas concerning the vacation. MSNBC then would not must take the duty of questioning his inflammatory arguments.

Ross started by claiming that it’s a “pathology of white America” to see their ancestors as enhancing North America after they arrived, he then added: “However I am nonetheless looking for out what indigenous folks acquired of worth. As a substitute of bringing stuffing and biscuits, these settlers introduced genocide and violence.”

Ross can be in favor of tearing down Mount Rushmore.

He invoked police-involved violence as he added:

That genocide and violence continues to be on the menu as state-sponsored violence in opposition to Native and black Individuals is commonplace. And violent non-public white supremacy is well known and sponsored. From Stonechild Chiefstick to Mike Brown to Renee Davis to Breonna Taylor to Eric Garner, indigenous and black persons are nonetheless being murdered by these paid to guard us.

Regardless that FBI and Washington Publish statistics show that Native and African Individuals are shot and killed by police officers at a charge that’s proportionate to crime patterns — together with many extra white folks, who’re not often observed by the media — on display screen had been seen various victims of police shootings from these racial teams.

And despite the fact that whites commit homicides throughout racial strains at a relatively low per capita charge in comparison with different teams, he then portrayed whites as killers of minorities. It is a little bit odd to say the accused killers of Ahmaud Arbery aren’t dealing with reprisal at current:

From Ahmaud Arbery to Trayvon Martin, white Individuals are nonetheless killing Native and black Individuals with no worry of reprisal. They introduced chattel slavery to Africans and Native folks that also occurs by the prison-industrial advanced that imprisons the descendants of enslaved Africans and Natives at far disparate numbers. That’s the actuality of Thanksgiving.

His grievance concerning the “prison-industrial advanced” ignores the truth that jail incarceration charges usually line up with crime charges. Actually, Native Individuals make up about 2.9 percent of U.S. residents however solely 2.5 percent of those incarcerated. Moreover, even in a comparatively excessive 12 months (like 2017), not more than about two % of these shot and killed by law enforcement officials are Native Individuals.

The liberal activist then pushed for reparations as he concluded:

Many people are nonetheless ready for white Individuals to deliver some worth — nonetheless ready for white Individuals to match the mythology of Thanksgiving. Freedom, justice, equality, reparations for 2 and a half billion acres of stolen Homeland — reparations for 246 years of stolen labor — reparations for stealing Native youngsters. Cease the killing — it is nonetheless occurring. Cease the theft — it is nonetheless occurring. Return the land — match the mythology. Then, and solely then, we are able to all be equally grateful. Peace.

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Transcript follows:

MSNBC’s The Cross Connection

November 20, 2021

10:48 a.m. Jap

TIFFANY CROSS (earlier than business break): And do not go anyplace at house as a result of the parable of the primary Thanksgiving is simply that, my good friend. It’s a fantasy. I flip the mic over to indicate favourite and my good friend, Gyasi Ross, to elucidate. That is arising subsequent.

(…)

10;52 a.m.

CROSS: With Thanksgiving across the nook, I wished to show the mic over to Cross Connection favourite and my good friend Gyasi Ross for this week’s “Essay,” and his tackle the true story of Thanksgiving and a few historical past you in all probability by no means learn in your schoolbooks.

GYASI ROSS, NATIVE AMERICAN ACTIVIST: …The mythology of Thanksgiving intently mirrors the mythology of America. That mythology is the picture that white Individuals like to see for themselves. White settlers come to a wierd land in good religion bringing one thing of nice worth that enriches the people who find themselves already right here. The Natives additionally deliver one thing of immense worth — equal trade. That intently mimics the pathology of white America. It’s how America needs to see itself.

The reality, in fact, of Thanksgiving is far totally different. The reality is, the Pilgrims didn’t deliver turkey, candy potato pie, or cranberries to Thanksgiving. They may not. They had been broke. They had been damaged — their palms had been out — they had been begging — they introduced nothing of worth. However they bought fed — they bought schooled. Thanksgiving — it is sensible. There’s a lot for white Individuals to be glad about.

However I am nonetheless looking for out what indigenous folks acquired of worth. As a substitute of bringing stuffing and biscuits, these settlers introduced genocide and violence. That genocide and violence continues to be on the menu as state-sponsored violence in opposition to Native and black Individuals is commonplace. And violent non-public white supremacy is well known and sponsored. From Stonechild Chiefstick to Mike Brown to Renee Davis to Breonna Taylor to Eric Garner, indigenous and black persons are nonetheless being murdered by these paid to guard us.

From Ahmaud Arbery to Trayvon Martin, white Individuals are nonetheless killing Native and black Individuals with no worry of reprisal. They introduced chattel slavery to Africans and Native folks that also occurs by the jail industrial advanced that imprisons the descendants of enslaved Africans and Natives at far disparate numbers. That’s the actuality of Thanksgiving.

Many people are nonetheless ready for white Individuals to deliver some worth — nonetheless ready for white Individuals to match the mythology of Thanksgiving. Freedom, justice, equality, reparations for 2 and a half billion acres of stolen Homeland — reparations for 246 years of stolen labor — reparations for stealing Native youngsters. Cease the killing — it is nonetheless occurring. Cease the theft — it is nonetheless occurring. Return the land — match the mythology. Then, and solely then, we are able to all be equally grateful. Peace.

CROSS: My due to Gyasi Ross.