Black lawmakers against recognition of Virginia tribe

Why can’t blacks make up their mind?  First they said it was whites whom are racist, now they are picking on Native Americans, calling them racist. Truth is, blacks are the biggest racists out there, led on by the biggest racist in the White House.

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

Back in January,  the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia, which would make members eligible for special benefits in education, housing and medical care — and allow the tribe to pursue a casino. A decision on recognition, which would be the first for a Virginia tribe, is due by March 30.

In a letter from September 11, the Congressional Black Caucus members urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder to hold off until the Justice Department investigates any discriminatory practices by the tribe.

The letter cited a report by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs that quoted tribal law:  “No member of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe shall intermarry with anny (sic) Nation except White or Indian under penalty of forfeiting their rights in Town.”

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The bureau said there was no indication the tribe had changed its ban, but Pamunkey Chief Kevin Brown responded in a letter to the CBC that the ban has been repealed. He said in an interview that the change was made in 2012.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs said that the significant number of Pamunkey-Pamunkey marriages and efforts to encourage them helped satisfy a criterion for federal recognition: that a predominant portion of the group comprises a distinct community and has existed as one from historical times to the present.

“The BIA seems to justify the discrimination and surprisingly cites this as a reason” to recognize the tribe, their letter said.

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Good grief blacks, grow up.  Not everything revolves around you….your liberalism is your own destruction.

Also, 10 other Demonrats signed the letter.

Brown told the CBC that the intermarriage ban was rooted in Virginia’s culture of racism. “Racial intermixture was raised repeatedly as a rationale to divest us of our reservation and our Indian status,” he said.

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The tribal intermarriage law was repealed two years after the tribe had submitted materials to the Interior Department for its bid for recognition.

Earlier this year, MGM National Harbor and Stand Up for California also raised concerns about the tribe’s intermarriage ban and challenged the Interior Department’s findings that the tribe deserved recognition. MGM Resorts is building a casino at National Harbor in Maryland’s Prince George’s County, near Washington and about 120 miles north of the Pamunkey reservation. Stand Up for California is a nonprofit group that’s pushed for limits on gambling in that state.

Gee, everything that goes against a demonrat, in their minds is racist. Shaking head at this asinine complaint.

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