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  • Storyboard on :The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.
  • Sherman Alexie reveals how racism and discrimination affects and makes not only individual lives, but entire cultured lives and experiences more challenging, especially when people are internally racist.
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  • Storyboard By: Brianna Molinar
  • ...Then you start believing that you're stupid and ugly because your Indian.
  • And because you're Indian you start believing you're destined to be poor.
  • It's going to be hard to get you to Reardan.
  • You'll be the first one to ever leave the rez this way.
  • The Indians around here are going to be mad with you.
  • Those kids were magnificent. They knew everything.
  • And they were beautiful. They were beautiful and smart. They were beautiful and smart and epic.
  • They were filled with hope. I don't know if hope is white.
  • Junior is saying these hurtful thing about himself because of the racism towards his culture. Not only other people, but their own culture is internally racist.
  • No one has ever left the rez before because no one believes in themselves. They all believe in their own stereotypes.
  • Junior is talking about how the white kids have more hope and they're better than him and his culture because that's what he was taught.
  • But I do know that hope for me is like some mythical creature.
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