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Why Matt Lauer's Olympic Racial Slur Is Particularly Offensive To Native Americans

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While some scoff at the idea that the racial slur Matt Lauer used on Monday morning's Today is offensive, it sounds like plenty of Native American's would say otherwise.

In fact, here's what Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians, had to say:

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Matt Lauer Gets Sexist & Racist On Today!

Someone's been watching that 'Cigar Store Indian' episode of Seinfeld too many times!

Matt Lauer, who is always the classiest of gentlemen (Ha!), was the butt of an underwear-themed joke on the Today show this morning, when Meredith Vieira gifted him a pair of Stella McCartney ladies underwear.

In response, Matt essentially calls Meredith a slut, and when she tries to take the underwear back, he calls her a VERY inappropriate phrase (above).

Sexist commentary aside, way to use an ignorant, completely archaic, and utterly racist term Matt Lauer. Jerry Seinfeld making light of the phrase in the 90s doesn't make it cute…

And this is a world-travelled journalist? Awesome.

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Kris Jenner Apologizes To Native American Community For Indian Giver Comments!

The Kardashian Klan just kan't seem to katch a break!

Not only were many members of the public outraged with Kris Jenner's appearance on Good Morning America, on which she spewed a whole lot of reasons why Kim Kardashian's 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries was NOT a joke, but a majority of the Native American community was deeply offended by her usage of the term "Indian Giver" in regards to the soon-to-be-ex taking back his engagement ring!

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Kris Jenner Doesn't Think Kris Humphries Should Get His Engagement Ring Back!

Wow. They really are shameless, aren't they?

After her appearance on The Today Show yesterday, during which she essentially scolded the American public for assuming the worst about her overexposed family and lied about how much money her daughter made during her latest publicity stunt marriage, Kris Jenner is once again on the talk show circuit today, exploiting the sanctity of marriage on Good Morning America by claiming that Kim Kardashian's soon-to-be ex, Kris Humphries, would be an "Indian Giver" if he asked for his $2 million, 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring back!

Check out the appalling full interview (above)!

Oh, so it's a gift? Just like, you know, giving yourself to another person ’till death do you part in holy matrinomy?

Doesn't that make Kim an "Indian Giver" for filing for divorce?

Oh, and since we're on the subject! All those gifts you received for the wedding that you want to donate to charity instead of returning?

According to Lizzie Post, author of Emily Post's Etiquette 18th Edition:

"I don't want to come across as saying that charity wouldn't be a great way to handle it. It's just that in that case, you're making a charitable donation on someone else's behalf under your name. Even if she donates … in the name of the sender, that's inappropriate, too, because then you're making a donation and you don't know how the person feels about the charity. [She'll come off as undeservingly] generous, [and will also] get a huge tax write-off for them, because I am sure they are not Target gifts."

Just keeps getting better and better, right?

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