(TheConservativeNews.org) – As many people know, the United States wasn’t always the United States. In fact, before the region became a sovereign nation, Native Americans and explorers from Europe occupied the land. Without European exploration, the United States may not be what it is today. Vice President Kamala Harris has a few choice words to describe these historic figures despite their contributions.
Vice President Harris blasted the explorers for being vessels of violence and disease. Harris asserted that Europeans also stole land from Native Americans. She noted that since 1934, the United States has celebrated the voyage Europeans underwent to land in the Americas. She also insisted Americans take an equal look at the darker parts of the story.
VP Harris asserted that Americans shouldn’t shy away from their country’s shameful past. Instead, she believes citizens should embrace it and do whatever they can to fix the impact it had on Native Americans.
The vice president made the statements before insisting that Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would positively impact Indian communities. Harris noted that Native American women and children go missing at a much higher rate than those of other ethnicities. She also mentioned that Native Americans have a higher chance of living in poverty, struggling to find affordable housing and suffering insufficient healthcare.
VP Harris noted that the pandemic has only amplified these issues and pointed to Biden’s $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill as a way to help those communities.
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