Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
This Tom Meyer cartoon implies it's easy for anyone to call themselves Indians and open a casino. Actually, the federal recognition process is difficult for tribes to navigate and opening a casino requires hundreds of millions of dollars in capital outlays.
That automakers name vehicles after Indians is another stereotype. The idea is that Indians represent power, freedom, spirit—or something like that. It's the same reason cars (and sports teams) are named after wild animals: Jaguar, Viper, Cougar, Impala, Pinto, etc.
More of Meyer in the Stereotype of the Month contest
Meyer cartoon shows tipi as casino offering "loose slots"
Cartoon: Fat Indian is addicted to slot machine donations
Cartoon implies California Indians want state for casinos
The facts about Indian gaming
. . .
All material © copyright its original owners, except where noted.
Original text and pictures © copyright 2007 by Robert Schmidt.
Copyrighted material is posted under the Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act,
which allows copying for nonprofit educational uses including criticism and commentary.
Comments sent to the publisher become the property of Blue Corn Comics
and may be used in other postings without permission.