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American and Race:

Who will you blame once Obama's gone?
By John Blake, CNN
Updated 9:33 AM ET, Fri November 27, 2015

(CNN)The scene opens with a pudgy white man plopped on a couch, watching TV with a bowl of Cheetos on the coffee table.
As he reaches for the remote, disaster strikes. He knocks over the bowl, and his Cheetos spill on the floor. The man throws his head back in operatic despair and raises his hands to heaven as two words appear on the screen:
"Thanks Obama."
Yep, thanks President Obama. You ran for office vowing to unite us, but instead you gave us race-baiting, race riots and Black Lives Matter. You turned the promise of a post-racial era into one of the most racial periods in American history.
At least, that's the standard Obama critique that the viral Cheetos GIF mocks with its sarcastic caption.
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Indian Country:
Donald Trump

Thanks for Nothing
Terese Mailhot - 11/26/15

We’ve heard your rhetoric, white person, and we’re still not buying the idiots who prevail in popular culture today. Look at Donald Trump and Anne Coulter, and on the left, people like Bill Maher, who are lauded for being honest and telling it like it is. Some consider this an uprising. In an era of political correctness, these people are unafraid to speak their minds and offend, but to me it seems like the same old white man rhetoric Natives have been hearing for years. While Natives have some of our own rhetorical pitfalls, we should be more vocal in the face of this new/old trend of ‘telling it like it is.’
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Racism in the Heart of America: DOJ Must Expose Discrimination Against Natives in SD
Lakota People’s Law Project

Following the Lakota People’s Law Project’s comprehensive study demonstrating widespread corruption in South Dakota’s state government, the Department of Justice filed acivil rights lawsuitagainst the state’s Department of Social Services for racist hiring practices.
“Our investigative report and theDOJ’s lawsuitmark the beginning of the public revelation of the racism and financial corruption that characterize the state of South Dakota’s treatment of Lakota people,” said LPLP Attorney Chase Iron Eyes. “Several state officials have worked in close association with members of the private sector to enrich themselves while tearing apart Indian families in direct and willful violation of federal law. We urge the Department of Justice to deepen and expand their legal action.”
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Adoptive parents embrace tribal, communal spirit
Raising Native American children, they’re also an integral part of local foster program
By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith
Published: November 29, 2015, 6:05 AM

Among Native American tribes, there’s a sharing, communal spirit, and the saying “It takes a village to raise a child” rings true.
“Other people raise other people’s children all the time,” Zachery Desjarlais said. “It doesn’t have to be a nefarious reason, either.”
Adoption, too, taps into that cooperative heritage getting passed down from generation to generation.
The 34-year-old Vancouver resident belongs to the Chippewa Cree Tribe and grew up on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana. His father is Native American. When Desjarlais was a baby, his cousins’ parents died in a car crash, so his father adopted the girls and raised them as his own daughters. For young Zachery, it was normal to have two biological siblings and two adopted siblings. It was the way life was and the way family was — not all of them blood, but all of them family just the same.
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USD Football


Toreros Escape Scare from Butler, claim PFL co-championship
USD holds on for 28-27 win over Butler to secure their fourth PFL championship in the past five years.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The USD football team claimed a share of the PFL championship with a thrilling 28-27 win over Butler Saturday afternoon at Torero Stadium. The Toreros close out the 2015 season with a 9-2 overall record and a 7-1 mark in the PFL. USD has now won 23 consecutive home PFL games.
Down by seven points, the Bulldogs scored a touchdown with 16 seconds left after recovering their quarterback's fumble in the end zone. Butler elected to go for the two point conversion, but Matt Shiltz's pass was intercepted by Yogi Hale in the end zone.

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UCLA has time to try to get over USC loss as it waits to hear about bowl game
Chris Foster
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Now comes a week of waiting.
UCLA's football team is headed for another second-tier bowl game, but which one will not be known until Dec. 6.
Only two Pac-12 Conference teams know exactly where they are headed next: Stanford andUSC, which will be playing in the conference championship game Saturday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
USC's 41-20 win over the Bruins in the regular-season finale.
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