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Race relations

Ethan (John Wayne) angrily confronts the Reverend (Ward Bond) after being interrupted while gunning down retreating Indians.A major theme of the film is the historical attitude of white settlers toward Native Americans. 529 more words

Alternate News

California Scraps John Wayne Day Due To His Racist Past

Oscar-winning actor John Wayne’s racist past is haunting his legacy. The state of California has trashed the idea of declaring May 26 John Wayne Day due to racist remarks the late famed actor made in the past. 314 more words

National

Should there be a John Wayne day?

The California State Legislature was considering a John Wayne Day but that was nixed after comments fromm 1971 Playboy magazine article emerged. Some have deemed these statements racist and some are saying it is political correctness. 305 more words

Current Events

John Wayne Day plan killed over racist comments the actor made in an interview 45 years ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honouring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments. 507 more words

News

California Rejects 'John Wayne Day' Because of Actor's Comments on Race

The California state assembly rejected a proposal to honor John Wayne Thursday because of the actor’s offensive comments.

Republican assemblyman Matthew Harper proposed naming May 26, 2016… 230 more words

Racist Statements Lead Lawmakers to Reject John Wayne Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments. 520 more words

Local

Racist Statements Lead Lawmakers To Reject John Wayne Day

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments. 588 more words