Family’s Mount Rushmore Photo Goes Viral

Family’s Mount Rushmore Photo Goes Viral

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown August 3rd, 2017 Blog

When the Internet gets worked up you can bet there will be some entertaining back and forth yelling amongst its users.

Take this recent photo that was posted both on Facebook and Twitter by some self-proclaimed conservatives who added their own captions.

Now this photo got some conservatives riled up, but most people pointed out that this family looked Native, not from another country.

And Twitter definitely went in on this guy, using his exact words but flipping the image.

Ahhh yes, twitter gold right here. Check out the original post on twitter or check out these articles on Wonkette and DailyKos.

And I'll leave you with this billboard recently seen in the wild:

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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20 thoughts on “Family’s Mount Rushmore Photo Goes Viral

  1. To be Native is to love, not hate. We can not change what is behind us so why focus so much energy in looking back? We (all people) need to walk with love inour hearst and act with compassion.

    • Finally, someone got it right. Bigotry and racism is living in ALL races, and should stop. We can’t change the horrible thinking of the past, but we can for the future.

  2. mary ann myerz says:

    This is how naive I was. There I was a couple of years ago I could hardly wait to see the Black Hills of South Dakota. Those Hills are sacred to the Lakota people I had to see them. As we drove up the long roll of Black Hills it was beautiful to me and then at the end I saw four faces carved on the sacred Black Hills. What I exclaimed Mount Rushmore is built on the sacred Black Hills? Now people that is a desecration. I was with a friend who was driving and she wanted to see Mount Rushmore so I agreed to go not willingly…. we saw the video show they put on and they mentioned the Lakota people very sparingly. They began saying Buffalo used to roam this area these people used to live here… later they were put in reservations. That was it the rest was about the Pioneers about how they build them like Rushmore excetera excetera excetera lot of colonial stuff. I was shattered I felt a great sadness. When we were leaving we decided to wait a little bit until the crowd die down yes there was a lot of tourists there. My friend turned me and she said why don’t you play your flute yes I play the Native American flute. There was still a lot of people Milling around in the area that we were at. I faced Mt Rushmore and I played my native flute…. the mournful sound echoed throughout the whole stadium. My friend was so used to me playing the flute and Gathering people all around me to hear my music. She turned around expecting to see a lot of people. She saw none. Oh she said where are all the people?.. You don’t get it do you I said to her they feel guilty that’s why they’re gone.

  3. Christi says:

    Then who has the heart to stop the endless circle of takening from others. From all points of history take take take. This picture doesn’t help anything. That all walks of life has been taken from. The freaking end.

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