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Picture a young male child, 5 to 8 years old,
living in Oglala, South Dakota in the early 1960's.

Picture this child
learning the ways
as best he can for 3 years.

Picture this child as the only
blond-haired, blue-eyed child in the area at the time.

Iyeska, mixed blood, breed.

Not quite dark-skinned,
dark-haired,
dark-eyed enough.

Picture this child in east coast New York and west coast California suburbs in the 60's and 70's.

Not quite white enough.

Picture this teenager working for the people.
Not quite dedicated enough.

Picture this young adult working
to feed his family
in a culture he doesn't quite understand.

Not quite greedy enough.

Picture him living in areas of town
which are predominately poor.

Not quite Latin/African/Asian enough.

Picture him gaining success
through education and experience.

Not quite white enough.

Picture him succeeding
despite cultural "handicaps"
and wishing to re-establish cultural "roots".

Not quite "rooted" enough.

Picture him try to find his way home.

Not quite ... what?

Too White for everyone
except the White's

I guess.

Randy Whitewolf