Response to “Native American vs. American Indian: Political correctness dishonors traditional chiefs of old” Journal Entry (module 1)

I thought that the article “Native American vs. American Indian: Political correctness dishonors traditional chiefs of old” was interesting but If I’m being honest, it was easy to tell that it was very biased. Within the first couple of lines I could tell that the tone of the piece of writing and the writer’s small coments quickly showed the despise the author had for the use of the term Native American in the media. I believe they did not have a strong argument, it almost seemed like a rant with not much structure. The author is not specified but it comes from the news outlet Native Sun News which I guess would explain the biased element. The argument of the article revolves around the disapproval of Indians being called Native Americans by the Media. Aside from the obvious biased, I absolutely agree with opinion that if you would like to be called Indian and not Native American is up to them and them only but the article does not provide enough evidence to suggest that they were “bullied” into being called Native Americans. In my opinion this article did not make me think that they were objectively communicating their needs but instead just creating an atmosphere of negativity with not much positive encouragement nor action taking.