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Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City

Truth always prevails

By Ivan F. Star Comes Out
Native Sun News Today Columnist

A few weeks ago, I mentioned a rather immature racially-motived incident at one of our favorite restaurants (Denny’s) in Rapid City.

To make a long story short, we continue to frequent the city but we no longer eat at that restaurant. Based on our past encounters with racist activity and knowing we will face the potency of city government, we now quietly take our money elsewhere.

Yes, I am convinced that the city’s legal system (police and courts) is racially biased. This can be disputed but the facts remain. For example, if a drunken “Indian” had poured beer on 57 white children, he would have been beaten and then sentenced to life in prison. A drunken white man did this very thing but was charged with a misdemeanor. This is the actual essence of race relations in Rapid City.

I am aware of the bilateral efforts to reconcile racial differences. However, ethnocentrism still lurks in the minds of private citizens who are employed in all aspects of the city’s infrastructure, including the private sector. Obviously, this fear and hatred of “immigrants” or people with different cultures has escalated into the open. These bigots have little fear of legal consequences.

The bulk of this racial intolerance originates from the theory that whites are superior to all other races, especially those of dark skin, and as a result, they believe they should dominate the world. The many underlings of this delusion of white supremacy hold public service jobs and in the business world and they are extremely narrow-minded toward people of color.

Just as many are involved in groups that advocate hate, hostility, and violence towards humans of a different ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other designated sector of society. The newest group (Alt Right) rejects mainstream conservatism in favor of forms that embrace implicit or explicit racism or white supremacy.

The older Ku Klux Klan emerged in the former Confederate states of the newly formed United States in1866 after the Civil War. Their primary activity was to suppress and terrorize newly freed slaves, all under the protection of the U. S. Constitution. In the early 20th century, the “Klan” was involved in burning crosses, murdering black people, staging rallies, parades and marches.

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Ivan F. Star Comes Out can be reached at P.O. Box 147, Oglala, South Dakota, 57764; via phone at 605-867-2448 or via email at mato_nasula2@outlook.com

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