Equal rights require responsibility

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 15, 2007

Isn’t it ironic that some of those individuals in the Krewe of the Natchez Indians who have waged such a hotly contested war against bigotry and condescension are now accused of being condescending bigots.

Equal rights are just exactly that; everyone is required to abide by the very same rules.

I have read quite a lot about the Native Americans, and this was the first time I have seen that they sheltered runaway slaves to any significant degree.

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Obviously those African-Americans in question are not thankful to Native Americans for helping their progenitors in referring to them by derogatory names.

To be politically correct shouldn’t the Krewe of Natchez Indians be changed to the Krewe of Natchez Native Americans?

Christopher Columbus believed that he had come upon the coast of India in 1492, and referred to the indigenous people there as “Indians.”

And so it goes.

Edgar D. Field