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  Indigenous Resistance in the Americas and the Legacy of Mariátegui
September 2009
Hating the Rich
Stop Saying This Is a Nation of Immigrants!
What Brought Evo Morales to Power?
The Role of the International Indigenous Movement and What the Left Is Missing

On Columbus Day: Big Lies and U.S. Imperialism
John Wayne and the New Orleans Indians

Where Have All the Farmers Gone?
Being a Protestant Fundamentalist
Puppets on a String?
Oklahoma: Many Shades of Red
The Proof of Whiteness: More than Skin Deep
One or Two Things
I Know About Us



Oklahoma: Many Shades of Red

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

I'm writing a preface for a new edition of my memoir, Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie, which first appeared in 1997 -- it's about my life growing up poor, rural, super-patriotic, and Christian fundamentalist in Oklahoma, and still becoming anti-imperialist, Marxist, anti-racist, and feminist. I am trying to deal with the red-state (the South and Midwest) / blue-state (the two coasts) dichotomy that reared its head during the 2004 presidential election as a part of the post-911 traumatic stress syndrome. Of course, nothing is that simple -- some states have razor-thin majorities of one or the other, while other states have significant regions or cities colored opposite to the state as a whole. Yet, one thing is certain: Oklahoma, electorally, fits comfortably into the red state category, and has for some time, long before the signifiers were coined. More>>


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