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Alexie wants people to see that it wasn't easy for indians because they would be in their car and still getting stopped by police to get discriminated.
In ATDPTI a lesson learned is that discrimination is more common than people think and sometimes because of the discrimination the people that are being discriminated think they aren't good enough.
"During one week when I was little, Dad got stopped three times for DWI (driving while indian)"
Alexie wants to show what types of beliefs indians had of themselves around "white people"and anyone "better" then them and how hard it was to have self confidence.
"I didn't deserve to be here. I knew it; all of those kids knew it. "
Alexie wants to show how racist "white" people were to indians or any "colored" person; and even if they didn't try to offend someone they did and it hurt people.
"And then Roger told me a joke involving indians, african americans, and buffalo that was the most racist, disgusting, evil thing i'd ever heard!!"
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