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Stereotype of the Month Entry

Another Stereotype of the Month entry:

Sioux tribe plans to scalp its own

Posted: March 29, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Jill Stanek
(c) 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

The Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota plans to blow smoke at the abortion ban signed into law earlier this month that would outlaw all abortions in South Dakota except to save a mother's life.

Should the ban survive court challenges, Oglala president Cecilia Fire Thunder has vowed to "personally establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation where the state of South Dakota has absolutely no jurisdiction," according to NativeTimes.com.

Meanwhile, though it is doubtful whether or not doctors on reservations are exempt from murder charges, NT.com writer Tim Giago called the abortion ban "stupid."

Sorry, chief, stupid is as stupid does.

Stupid is blaming the white man for annihilating a large portion of one's people while boxing up the rest and then inviting the white man into the box to annihilate more of one's people.

Rob's comment
The stereotypes in this column include:

I didn't post the rest of this column because it isn't relevant to the Stereotype of the Month contest. But the "statistics" Stanek cites are false and scurrilous.

Readers respond
You are right about two of the stereotypes, but I wonder about "blowing smoke."

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