The Olympian “thumbs down” on racist graffiti

From Sunday’s paper:

For years there have been people in this community who have held on to their hate-filled beliefs that tribal fishers should not be allowed to harvest fish from the Nisqually. Courts have ruled otherwise, noting that treaties from the mid 1800s clearly give American Indians rights to fish and harvest other natural resources “in common” with settlers.

The wars against American Indians are over, and the sooner people move beyond their hatred and intolerance, the better for everyone.