(NOTE: THIS PAGE QUOTES OFFENSIVE CONTENT WRITTEN BY PATRICK MEIGHAN)
Patrick Meighan is the author of three books published in 2020 that depict the Native American Tongva community in a manner seen by tribal members as racially offensive and degrading. The books have been called out for promoting violence against and sexual exploitation of Native American Women. Patrick Meighan is the President of Onward Culver City PAC, which financially supports the campaigns of Alex Fisch and Freddy Puza for City Council.
He deactivated his Twitter account and took down his comic book website, but you can still read everything here — the Wayback Machine archives most of the Internet. Patrick Meighan said in a podcast that he has plans for many more books, even after he was confronted on Twitter about his work as vulgar, insensitive, and harmful to Native Americans.
Call to Arms:— Desiree R. Martinez (@desireerm) March 22, 2020
The Tongva community just came across a horrendous “western” comic book that was written by a writer and producer of the Family Guy (Patrick Meighan). He is a nonnative writing about one of the most sensitive eras of our history. https://t.co/x7UJtcK9eT
Alex Fisch and Freddy Puza are accepting money and endorsements from Patrick Meighan and Onward Culver City. In the tweets that follow (tweets that he tried to delete) and some pages from his books, you can see white privilege and modern-day colonialism on full display. The stories of the Tongva are not Patrick Meighan’s to tell. That he is also the president of a political action committee which is financially supporting and publicly endorsing candidates for City Council now brings shame to those candidates, Alex Fisch and Freddy Puza.
Candidates request endorsements from PACs. Fisch and Puza have chosen poorly.
Hey, Patrick (@patsweetpat), your tweet about the “public blasting” you’re getting from Native people for the comic you created (She Kills) centers you (a white guy).— Debbie Reese (tribally enrolled, Nambé Pueblo) (@debreese) March 23, 2020
Have you read White Fragility? If not, I recommend you do so, right away.