Jez How Stupid Was Me Analysis

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Alexie discusses a few different aspects of life on the rez through the eyes of Junior that are explored further in other scholarly works. Alexie writes briefly about Junior’s thought process behind finding a paying job. In doing so, he explores the negative stereotypes that are engrained in his head as a product of structured oppression. “Jeez, how stupid was I? What kind of job can a reservation Indian boy get? I was too young to deal blackjack athe that cassino and there were only about fifteen green grass lawn on the reservation.” Clare explores this idea further in his discussion of prejudices against disabled people. “Clearly, working as a freak meant working a lousy job, many times the only job available in a hostile ableist and racist

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