Mary Kay Linge, New York Post, May 1, 2016
Hillary Clinton drew ire from Native Americans on Saturday over her use of the phrase “off the reservation” in a CNN interview.
Activists pointed to the saying’s dark origins in late-19th-century laws restricting Native Americans to reservation lands.
The social-media firestorm forced Clinton’s campaign to apologize–also on Twitter.
“Divisive language has no place in our politics,” tweeted Amanda Renteria, Clinton’s national political director. “Hillary Clinton meant no disrespect to Native Americans. She wants this election to be about lifting people up, not tearing them down.”