Friday, April 8, 2016

Ralphie May is no different than every South Dakota Republican

Brian Kirby, the creator of the Caucasians marketing brand, and this blog follow each other on Twitter; interested party put up a post about him in 2014. But, I had to laugh like hell reading the flap about a potential Sioux Falls boycott of some fat comedian named Ralphie May.
May’s performance in Bemidji, Minn., was canceled Thursday following an uproar over anti-Native American jokes he made that were posted earlier this week to YouTube. Sioux Falls city leaders should follow Bemidji’s example given South Dakota’s push to improve tribal relations and heal racial tension, said Rep. Shawn Bordeaux, D-Mission. Representatives from South Dakota’s tribal groups have wondered why the Orpheum hadn’t canceled the show. Julie Garreau, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, shared the audio on her Facebook page and encouraged her friends to reach out to city leaders. “That’s their out,” Garreau said. “In a state where you have such a strong indigenous population, where you have nine tribes? Really?” [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]
Watertown High School hosts a racist pageant every year.

Channeling the Bundy domestic terrorists who laid siege on Harney County, Oregon Rep. Lee Schoenbeck (RWNJ-Watertown) embraces white privilege every day.

Rosebud rapper, Frank Waln, is a survivor of genocide visited against tribal nations.

Moody County struggles
with racism on a local level.

Confederate flags are flying in Rapid City showing support for white supremacists in neighboring states, South Carolina and Mississippi and Gettysburg, South Dakota is a white supremacist stronghold.

The State of South Dakota is spending half a million bucks to say welcome to the Black Hills, white people, the state's highest geographical point is named after a genocidal war criminal and a town is named for the killer of women and children.

The South Dakota Department of Social Services is committing genocide.

So, let some obese white guy from somewhere else perform in Sioux Falls: he's no different than every other Republican in South Dakota.

In a fit of synchronicity this post has been getting nearly viral traffic. Go figure.


  1. Update, 12 April, 0800: "In a statement issued Tuesday, American Indian Movement (AIM) co-founder Clyde Bellecourt called the clip “the most racist thing I’ve ever heard:” Star-Tribune.

    1. Update, 1200 MDT, May postpones his Sioux Falls rant: KSOO.


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