‘Eskimo is a slur:’ Tweet on Native reference goes viral

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An angry tweet blasting a frequently used term for some Alaska Natives is getting significant play online, amid changing views of the word’s meaning and usefulness today.

More than 31,000 people have liked Rachelle Aga’s Monday tweet and more than 12,000 have shared the message, which begins by repeating the phrase “Eskimo is a slur” half a dozen times.

In a subsequent tweet, Aga goes on to say the term was previously equated with “raw meat eater.”

‘Eskimo is a slur:’ Tweet on Native reference goes viral

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