Their America is devoted to significant expressions (speeches, essays, political cartoons, fiction, news stories, etc.) about America by non-Americans. Our major objective is to create a global, synoptic site for Their America, an unpolemical, informative, and provocative resource not just for ‘American Studies’ scholars around the world, but for anyone interested in studying and debating the international reputation of the United States. We seek to explore a country no less strange and uncharted than America itself once was: their America, the nation and peoples of the United States as they exist in the hearts and minds of others.
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(We’re looking, in particular, for suggestions about the most influential expressions about America by non-Americans — tell us what should be in our archives, and why, in the regional “Founders” sections of our forums.)
• American Notions of Masculinity
• Native American Sports Mascots Controversy
• “Steve Jobs, Drug Trafficker”
• “The Usual American Hypocrisy in Ukraine”
• “The Chinese Dream”: China in Africa
• The Canadian Influence on American Popular Music
• America’s bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki
• “It’s all about Disneyland (not the oil)”
NEW TO THE ARCHIVES
• 2017 State of Indian Nations Address
• Human Rights Record of the U.S., 2016 (State Council Information Office of PR of China)
• “The U.S. War of Terror” (lecture by Prajat Chatterjee)
• “The America I Have Seen,” by Sayyid Qutb ash-Shaheed
• “Good Dances Make Good Neighbors”, by Maria José Canelo
Trump Refers to Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas at White House Code Talkers Ceremony
On Monday, President Donald Trump, while hosting an event for Native American Code Talkers, referenced Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, as Pocahontas.
At the White House event, President Trump spoke to three Navajo Code Talkers. “You’re very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas. But you know what. I like you. Because you are special, ” said President Trump.
The use of Pocahontas by Trump has caused national attention and Senator Warren herself responded to the remarks on MSNBC shortly after the ceremony.
Warren said on MSNBC that the ceremony was “supposed to be an event that honored heroes.”