United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) President Suzanne Clark, who had previously advocated for the infrastructure bill, emailed her staff apologizing for her “momentary error in judgment” when she posted a photo of herself on social media smiling alongside two white women in Native American headdresses.
Clark first emailed his staff share by Ryan Grim of The Intercept, explaining his “momentary lapses in judgement” [Sic] while on vacation when she took a photo with two white women wearing Native American headdresses. The Democrat-aligned House Speaker said she was “deeply sorry” for her “mistake” because headdresses “hold deep meaning to Native Americans.”
On Thursday, Breitbart News first wrote the story which showed the photo Clark posted to his private Instagram account, also posted by Grim.
Clarke, in a memo to staff, says she is “deeply sorry” for a “momentary lapse in judgment” and says “it is my highest responsibility to be intentional in how I represent our members.” pic.twitter.com/d31W5rWEq1
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) March 25, 2022
This all comes after Disney apologized for having a drill crew perform a Native American dance routine at the company’s theme park in Florida after the Cherokee Nation denounced the performance.
Forbes reported last week:
The Port Neches-Groves High School drill team in Port Neches, Texas, known as the “Indianettes,” sparked outrage for their performance at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park this week, which featured featured drill crew members performing moves criticized for perpetuating racial stereotypes against Native Americans by chanting “Scalp ’em, Indians, scalp ’em.”
In a letter responding to a social media video of the routine, Cherokee Nation Senior Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. condemned the routine, calling it a “stereotypical” portrayal of the tribe.
“School leaders need to be educated on cultural appropriateness, need to apologize for continuing to ignore our requests to stop, and need to make quick changes to correct these offensive displays in their school district,” the nation said.
— Cherokee Nation (@CherokeeNation) March 18, 2022
Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said the performance “did not reflect our core values, and we regret it took place,” adding that it “was not consistent with the audition tape. provided by the school.
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