Native American Symbols

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One reason symbols become offensive is when they stop representing the history of a people and begin stereotyping people. For example, The Guardian website recently published an article discussing how statues can influence a viewer’s perspective of Native Americans. The site posted pictures of a group of monuments and wrote, “In this group of monuments, Native Americans are depicted in a position of weakness, usually at the feet of white settlers.” When visitors view these statues, the Native Americans look weak and helpless. Where are the statues depicting the strength and courage of the Native Americans? Another reason symbols become racist is when they are purposefully used to hurt or bully a particular group. For example, in the article
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