These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the U.S. government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to the Indian boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them.
As of this year: the U.S. supreme court ruled in a 5-4 decision that this systemic kidnapping of Native children is legal.
As of today: there are far more First Nations & Native American children in foster care than there were at the HEIGHT of this residential “school” system.
Over 60% of foster kids who age outta “care” are kicked out on the streets, imprisoned, or dead by the age of 20.
the article about this picture never fails to make me sick. i really encourage people to read it, though. for me, it helps to put even more into perspective just how evil the residential schools were. like, just imagine how young the child was that wore these handcuffs. it’s absolutely mind-blowing.
In this time of term papers I wanted to draw my patron deity, Bullshitticus, god of students and general last minute fudgery, sitting upon his Golden Futon, attended by the muses Caffeina and Thesaurae, whose powers of artificial energy and pretentious vocabulary can be invoked in case of the all-nighter.
I like to think he’s Dionysus’s second cousin or something.
This is genius…
all wise words from the sagest of the sage.
Each week, TIME Magazine designs covers for four world markets: the U.S., Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. While the content in these magazines are nearly identical, the covers are not, with those intended for American audiences often being quite … different.
You have to be kidding me.