Galareka Harrison is a Navajo Indian girl who was convicted of stabbing her college roommate (also a Navajo Indian) 23 times,. Of course, none of the headlines
in the stabbing case mention this basic fact, but since it`s an important part of the story, (both girls lived on the reservation when not at college) they mention it inside the story, referring to her, however, not as an Indian
or a Native American
but as a "Navajo tribal member,"
which is a new euphemism on me.
Teen smiles after she`s convicted of killing roommate
CNN.COmSeptember 19, 2008TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — A 19-year-old woman was convicted Friday of murdering her roommate in their University of Arizona dorm room by stabbing her 23 times.Galareka Harrison made no expression as the jury`s verdict was read. She was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Mia Henderson, a fellow Navajo tribal member from northern Arizona. She was also found guilty of three counts of forgery and one count of identity theft.After court recessed, she gave a wan smile, stood up and put on a black coat before being led out of the courtroom by jailers.[More]
In a discrimination case, which probably deserves a post of its own, the
NMSU faculty members charge racial discrimination
By HEATHER CLARK Associated Press Writer
Article Launched: 09/19/2008 03:34:57 PM MDTALBUQUERQUE, N.M.â€”Four current and former New Mexico State University faculty members and a graduate student have filed a lawsuit in federal court charging university administrators with racial discrimination and unfair professional retaliation.Four plaintiffs allege they were racially and sexually discriminated against in the university`s Department of Health Science and then lost their positions or were denied promotions after they complained about the problems, the 37-page complaint said.The plaintiffs include faculty members Satya Rao, who is East Indian; former faculty members Yelena Bird, who is black, and her husband, John Moraros, who is of Greek and Hispanic descent; and graduate student Freedom Cheteni, who is from Zimbabwe. [More]
Freedom Cheteni is also black, but they don`t say that. Someone who wasn`t up on geography and tribal names might think that Mr. Cheteni was being discriminated against because he was a foreigner. The most important thing about Zimbabwe/Rhodesia is the white/black conflict, and they should say which he is.