'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Gyasi Ross grew up decades after the "Lone Ranger" aired on TV, but his friends would still call him "Tonto" when they teased him.
The making of a new "Lone Ranger" Disney movie, and the announcement that Johnny Depp is playing sidekick Tonto, have reawakened feelings about a character that has drawn much criticism over the years as being a Hollywood creation guilty of spreading stereotypes.
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet May 20 in Washington.
Mr. Shelly, whose Navajo Nation is the largest American Indian tribe in the U.S., said using the name was an insult to the Apache tribe — Geronimo was a member — but it also hurt the Navajo, whose "code talkers" helped the U.S. create an unbreakable code in World War II.