What really happened between students from a Kentucky Catholic school and a Native American elder? And what does it say about us? Do we dare slow down to think in a world filled with both terrible hot takes and righteous social media outrage? President of the Native American Journalists Association.
Video Shows MAGA-Clad Teenagers Harassing, Mocking Native American Vietnam Vet
Since then, longer and longer videos have surfaced that show the events leading up to that encounter, and who was in the right seems to vacillate depending on how far back any given video goes. The student featured most prominently in the video, Nick Sandmann, put out a statement on Sunday giving his version of what happened. The teens were in D.
Outrage spread across the political spectrum over the weekend after dozens of teens, many from an all-male Kentucky Catholic school and some wearing bright red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps, appeared to mock and chant over the voices of a small group of Native Americans who were singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the conclusion of a march in Washington, D. The inaugural Indigenous Peoples March coincided with the annual March for Life, and it appears that at least some of the students had come from that anti-abortion march. The most jarring of several viral videos of the incident pinballing through cyberspace shows a young man in a red "MAGA" hat, later identified as Nick Sandmann, who stands motionless and smirking for more three minutes, with his face inches from that of Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips -- who is rhythmically banging a drum and singing along with a handful of fellow Native Americans.