Shame at all the damage that the white man wine did

from Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The white man, in this case the colonisers, were those who stole the land of the Natives and caused much damage. One major way was by the intentional spread of deadly diseases like smallpox. Another was by consistently stealing land by force. Yet another was by creating scalp bounties on Indian heads. Finally, there was the deliberate spread of alcoholism

Some Native people traded anything they owned for alcohol, which left them destitute and defenseless against winter temperatures. This was not quality alcohol. The so-called whiskey given out by traders for buffalo robes and other furs was a lethal concoction of alcohol mixed with anything that would give it colour and substance—bluestone, burnt sugar, castile soap, Jamaica Ginger, Perry Davis Painkiller, tea, ink and sometimes, horrifically, strychnine (a poison).” – Margaret A. Kennedy, The Whiskey Trade of the Northwestern Plains

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