DAILYKENN.com -- Here's a new term for the leftist language loading lexicon: Redface.
Redface is like blackface. It allows leftists to pull the strings on Indian puppets causing them to say, "I'm offended!"
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A float at the Vigilante Parade last week in Helena is being reviewed after concerns arose that it portrayed Native Americans through negative stereotypes.
The float depicting buffalo jumping is being criticized by Helena resident Meg Singer, a member of the Navajo Nation.
In a Facebook post that has garnered thousands of views, Singer denounced the float as redface.
“I saw non-natives students dressed up as Native Americans and my first thought was, 'Well, that's clearly the definition of redface,’” Singer said.
Redface is usually based on stereotypes that aren't true, Singer said.
Parade regulations made by Helena Public Schools say all Native American representations must be "well researched and historically accurate" and advise against the use of painted faces, dancing or drumming, or inappropriate costumes.
Greg Upham, Assistant Superintendent for HPS, says the float received the district’s seal of approval.
“I didn't see the float specifically but I talked to our school personnel and they said it fell within our criteria,” Upham said. “We're very careful...we're not in any way, shape, or form trying to offend anyone."
An Indian Education Coordinator, along with teachers and individual float checkers, make sure the floats are appropriate before they go out.
“When we checked the floats they felt it was within our appropriateness and within our appropriate levels,” Upham said.
The float placed second in the Native American category at the parade.
“It's alarming to see that [float] and I just felt so sad that the district approved these floats,” Singer said.
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