Stewart Acuff

Sep 27

Multi-race

I am Scots-Irish, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and African-American. I feel fortunate that both sides of my family understood and remembered the muti-racism of my family.

I was raised white, but you can see my heritage in my full lips, the color of my skin when I’ve been outside, and in other ways.

Eastern native people and white settlers often inter-married. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish from Oklahoma calls her publishing company Mongrel Empire Press as a way of celebrating the fact that so many Oklahomans are muti-race as I am, and there are an awful lot of us in America.

That is one of the reasons that Rep. Scott Brown and his staff are ATTACKING Elizabeth Warren because she listed her Native race on some documents. I find this blatantly RACIST and terrible.

Scott Brown is a RACIST and as such should be crushed in the Senate election by the good people of Massachusetts.

Please get my book Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing to become a better organizer and to see how our multi-racism played out in my family.

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Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.

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