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Facebook Racially Profiles Native American Traditional Last Names
Native Advocate Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney discusses the racial profiling by Facebook against Native Americans, who use their traditional Native last names on Facebook and then deactivate their accounts claiming that are NOT Natives and are using phony, bogus last names.
My name is Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney. My traditional Native is Raccoon Eyes, my missionary is Kinney.I just got racially profiled by Facebook on Feb.25, 2015. My account was deactivated. I am a delegate for the Inter-Tribal Council of California. Just google: 'Native American last names, Facebook' and you will discover thousands of Native People that have been illegally racial profiled for using their traditional Native last names and their accounts deactivated.
Facebook states that their reasons for deactivating Native's accounts be they are assumed, made up or phony pseudo Native names that are not real names. This racist, colonial social net cancelled my account because they thought my Native name was made up or bogus!
They have just declared war on Indian Country! I made several attempts today to call down to Menlo Park, CA. Where the Facebook Inc. headquarters is based to lodge both protests & complaints about their policies of RACIAL PROFILING OF NATIVE PEOPLES LAST NAMES! However, their corporate office does NOT allow or except phone calls to talk to Facebook staff. I have informed the Inter-Tribal Council of California as their San Francisco Bay Area Delegate of these racist, colonial policies that Facebook has towards Native People by racial profiling them for using their traditional Native last names.
As Native Advocate, Mary Snowfawn stated recently about Facebook racial profiling of Native People: "What right does anyone, no matter who have the right to tell another what name they may use or what business is it of theirs!? I mean really isn't there enough prejudice going on in this world. AND NOW FACEBOOK IS TARGETING US......NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLE!"
Snowfawn further states: "Who appointed them as our 'Creator'? They need to get real and need to be taught a real and true lesson, once and for all. They should not, they cannot control us anymore. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH THESE COLONIAL PIGS! They need to get over themselves! Thy may own Facebook, but they don't own us. My traditional last name is Snowfawn and they cannot take that away from me!"
What Facebook needs to learn from we Native People in Indian Country, is they shall be punished in courts of law and their bank accounts for the illegal racial profiling of Native People who to chose and rightfully so their traditional Native last names AFTER 550 YEARS OF WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER AND MASS EXTERMINATION, FOR SOME OF US, OCCUPATTION AND RESISTANCE HAS NEVER STOPPED!