Should Universities Be Policing Professors' Ethnicity Claims? 

Hamilton Nolan · 09/22/15 10:13AM

Academia is one of the few venues in America where claiming membership in a minority group can potentially further your career, rather than, you know, the opposite. Are colleges adequately policing their professors’ ancestry claims, like true detectives?

Hamilton Nolan · 03/10/14 04:19PM

"One-quarter of [American] Indian children live in poverty, versus 13 percent in the United States. They graduate high school at a rate 17 percent lower than the national average...Their experience with post-traumatic stress disorder rivals the rates of returning veterans from Afghanistan."

Tom Scocca · 02/12/14 03:49PM

Washington D.C.'s NFL team, with an All-Pro roster of PR scumbags defending its racist name, is now concern-trolling about Native Americans' "high unemployment, life threatening health problems, inadequate education and many other issues more pressing than the name of a football team."

Cord Jefferson · 10/02/13 07:58PM

Native Americans are some of the underrecognized victims of the shutdown: "In South Dakota, Yankton Sioux Tribe Vice Chairwoman Jean Archambeau said the shutdown means money for heating assistance won't be coming this fall. 'I don't know what we're going to do,' she said."

Victoria's Secret Is Sincerely Sorry for Using A Native American Headdress in Their Fashion Show

Taylor Berman · 11/12/12 11:41PM

For whatever reason, people continue to think it's okay to wear headdresses and other Native American clothing as part of their cool new video or Halloween costume or whatever. Two weeks ago, No Doubt learned the hard way that it's racist and dumb to make a video that's basically a "hot" version of Cowboys & Indians; last week, it was Victoria's Secrets turn to offend.

Jobs That Exist: Eagle Inspector

Caity Weaver · 04/25/12 08:12PM

According to today's Reuters story about eagle inspections by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, if there's one thing the U.S. needs, it's more dead-but-not-rotten eagles.

Osama Code Name 'Geronimo' Angers Native American Leaders

Jim Newell · 05/04/11 02:29PM

Native Americans are happy to see Osama bin Laden gone, just like other Americans. Quick little question though: Why did his operational code name have to be Geronimo, one of the last, and perhaps most famous, great resisters of the United States' continental expansion?