I know that Biden winning the election in the states isn’t going to solve all of our US problems. But I can still be optimistic.
Biden appointing Deb Haaland, the secretary of the Interior, is a step in the right direction.
“As president of the United States, Roosevelt’s obsession with the physical supremacy of white manhood would influence his policy decisions.
Roosevelt saw the West as a place to be won, and in his view, white Americans had already won it – by conquering both the terrain and the Native people. To Roosevelt, it was white Americans’ honored duty to preserve and protect the beauty of Western lands for future generations of white Americans to enjoy. Roosevelt claimed for the United States tens of millions of acres previously promised to Native people, land that had been stewarded by Native people for countless generations. They became our national forests and parks.”
– Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo
Deb Haaland, the first Native American Interior Secretary. Finally, something to celebrate.