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Students from a Catholic high school in Kentucky were at the March for Life, which coincided with the Indigenous Peoples March.

Many were wearing MAGA hats.

One student, with others standing around laughing and jeering, closely approached a First Nations elder, Nathan Phillips, chanting and playing a drum. They were chanting, according to Phillips, "Build that wall, build that wall."

Phillips is a Vietnam veteran who was there to hold a ceremony at Arlington honoring First Nations veterans.

"This is Indigenous lands. We're not supposed to have walls here. We never did."

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), herself both First Nations and Catholic, said on Twitter, "This Veteran put his life on the line for our country. The students’ display of blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance is a signal of how common decency has decayed under this administration. Heartbreaking."

She alleged that Pres. Trump shares some of the blame, using names such as "Pocahontas" as an insult.

"It is sad that we have a president who uses Native American women's names as racial slurs and that's an example that these kids are clearly following considering the fact that they had their 'Make America Great Again' hats on. He's really brought out the worst in people."

EDIT: To its credit, the diocese of the school in question has apologized, and the school has not ruled out even expulsion as a disciplinary measure.

Also, your reminder that the US has violated literally every treaty it made with the First Nations; that is, most of the US is on stolen land.

These kids will feel so embarrassed when looking back at how shitty they were as teenagers.

The mother of one of those young men tried to defend him by saying that it was the fault of Black Muslims that he said something like that...

Chaos Undivided:
Hate to rain on everybody's parade, but this story seems to be bullshit.

ETA: Video removed to comply with the rules.

That kid does have a punchable face, though.



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