In a July 22 letter, the leaders of 14 Colorado River Basin Tribal governments complained to the U.S. Department of Interior about being left out – again – of the current negotiations around short terms Colorado River cutbacks:
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They MUST be included.
Anyone who denies or doesn’t understand what is meant by the term “Institutional Racism” only has to look at this situation (heck, the paragraph from the letter excerpted here is plenty) to “get it.” We could be somewhat coy and call it hubris on the part of the Department and state officials, but it’s institutional racism, plain and simple. Same as it ever was.
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They will have to share in the shortages, like everyone else. No one will be unscathed.