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Eye on KELOLAND: Breaking stereotypes

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SOCIAL MEDIA IS SERVING AT AN OUTLET FOR BLACK PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR LIVES MANY HAVE BEEN RALLYING BEHIND THEM FOR THE MOVEMENT

AND SOUTH DAKOTA IS PRUDOMINANTLY A WHITE STATE STEREOTYPES CAN BE PAINFUL AND INSULTING I DON'T KNOW THAT BEING NATIVE AMERICAN IS A BURDEN AT ALL THE CENSUS BUREAU STATED THAT 2- POINT 3% IDENTIFIED AT AFRICAN- AMERICAN MY GRANDFATHER ON MY MOM'S SIDE IS ALSO BLACK

SO I'VE HAD A VERY INTEGRATED FAMILY Reporter: 9% OF SOUTH DAKOTA IS IDENTIFIED AT AMERICAN ALASKAN OR INDIAN I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME THAT I SHARED WITH MY CLASS MAILS ABOUT MY NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE AND IT WAS SOMETHING SIMPLE IT WAS MY NATIVE AMERICAN NAME AND I WROTE IT ON THE BOARD WHETHER EVERYBODY WENT TO LUNCH AND WHEN I CAME BACK IT WAS A JOKE SO I LEARNED EARLY NOT TO SHARE MY INFORMATION

MY FATHER IS VIETNAMESE AND HE CAME FROM VIETNAM WHEN HE WAS AROUND 8YEARS OLD AND MY MOTHER GREW UP ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STATE ON A RESERVATION THEY BROUGHT US IN, THE SAME CHARGES AND EVERYTHING, TWO DIFFERENT SENTENCES MY FRIEND WOOFS A CAUCASIAN MALE AND I HUNG OUT WITH HIM EARLIER THIS WEEK, I LOVE THIS GUY HE GOT A DEVERSION PROGRAM AND FINED AND A SLAP ON THE WRIST

I WAS OFFERED 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE SAME THING AND I ALSO WAS DENIED MY MIRANDA RIGHTS SO WHEN I TRIED TO BRING IT UP TO THE JUDGE HE DIDN'T EVEN LOOK IN MY FACE Reporter: HE'S SEEN THE BIAS AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS EBB IN THE COMMUNITY WHERE WE LIVE CLOSE TO THE NATIVE AMERICANS, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S A BENEFITS WITH PEOPLE THE THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO INTERACT WITH THE RESIDENTS

SO THEY ARE APPLYING THESE BIAS PERCEPTIONS IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE ASIANS ARE LOOKED AT AS A MODEL MINORITY, QUOTE, UNQUOTE AND NATIVE AMERICANS ARE NOT AND A LOT OF OTHER RACES IN AMERICA I HAVE EXPERIENCED PEOPLE SAYING THAT MY NATIVE SIDE IS KIND OF BURDEN TO ME JUST BECAUSE I'M HALF ASIAN Reporter: DESPITE THE STEREOTYPES THEY'VE ALL LEARNED TO ACCEPT THEMSELVES AND BE PROUD OF WHO THEY ARE I MAKE MUSIC AND DJ WEDDINGS

I LOVE DJING WEDDINGS EVEN IF I'M THE ONLY BLACK GUY IN THE ROOM I'VE GROWN AN APPRECIATION FOR COUNTRY MUSIC I RIDE PLY BIKE EVERYWHERE AND I LOVE TALKING TO PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER I'M ON THE RESERVATION I EXIST IN THE MODERN WORLD I AM HERE AND I'M IDLE NO MORE

I'M A PROUD VIETNAMESE AND

Source: Youtube

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