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That was a good well written article! The cnn story seemed biased. This one seemed the opposite of that.
I learned about this subject in class just recently. Before learning about the Native-American view I didn't quiet understand what the problem was. I do feel like understand more at least there point of view. With the team Redskins I can see that as racist and Native-Americans do have a point in saying that is raciest. My point of view is that teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Indians or Florida State Seminoles weren't trying to be racist but chose a symbol or icon that they admired in what they represented or stood for. The Seminoles were the only Native-Americans to withstand the U.S. government from controlling them. And knowing that why wouldn't you want to name a team after a group of people who were able to do something so great. Looking at other college teams like Michigan State Spartans they named their team after a group of people who they admired. The Spartans were obviously great warriors and I think teams that have Native-American logos had this kind of thinking when choosing their logos.
I enjoyed reading this article for more details on him after seeing the story on CNN. Very well written article. Since I am from WV, I wonder what part of the state Chance Chezem has an old family farm in?
This was an interesting article about the land and a man. I relate to his concern to protect the land and the stream that runs through it as I also live on an Oregon stream. Those who come onto the land from outside often throw around garbage and have no sense of stewardship. I love Montana dearly but sometimes decisions need to be revisited! First should come what is best for the stream and land-- humans, including fishermen, should come after that
My dad's ex-girlfriend Jessica had and encounter in the University. I don't know where she was just that it happened. Her and her friend were having a good time, wandering at night, hoping to encounter a spirit. They were walking when they heard a group of students behind them, laughing and walking. They turned around, and the hallway was completely empty except for them. Jessica said "If somebody is here give us a sign" or something of that sort. Just then the loud clang of the clock went of. Coincidence? I think not.
Ironic that the same government who committed genocide on our ancestors is now claiming they want to protect us from a word. Give me a break! We're not victims, quit acting like it, its absolutely patbetic. Regardless of how we feel about the name, government has ZERO business removing property rights from anyone because THEY believe a word is offensive. Who supports this intrusion??? Is this what we want - administrations using the full force of government to intrude on our rights... AGAIN! Of all people, we should know better! ENOUGH WITH THE GOVERNMENT WORSHIP ALREADY! Have we learned nothing?
I don’t find anything predigest or racist about any of this and I am a Native American. I don’t think any Native Americans I know cares about this issue. I and several other Native Americans think it’s an honor to see these symbols on sports teams. Before you people jump on this ban wagon, maybe it would be nice to get a vote by the majority of Native Americans and not just assume or take the word of just a few Native Americans looking for their 15 minutes of fame.
Excellent article, well written and informative. I am a white guy. The native american issue has never been much of a concern of mine. I abhor racism in all its evil forms. The question of whether the "Redskin" name is offensive to native american culture is an interesting one. Are you really offended? I am quite large. I am not offended by "fatburger". I roll with it. I honestly think that the name of native american professional sports team such as the Braves, Redskins, and Chiefs would fall in the category of "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". I grew up in San Diego. The Padres are a cultural icon here. I never felt like we were "dissing" the original Catholic Priests who established the missions along California so many years ago. In fact, when I hear ""the Padres" I think of my favorite baseball team, not Catholic Priests. So I sincerely ask the question: "Are you honestly and genuinely offended?" If I were to be convinced that the name "Redskins" was a genuine affront to the native american populace, then I would jump on the bandwagon and decry it as an awful offense. So what do I do? I don't think the Cowboys NFL franchise is an affront to ranchers and horse breeders. And lets also consider the consequences to American culture, yes, after all we ALL are Americans, native or otherwise. Do we eliminate all native american sounding names from professional and College sports teams? Do we tell Florida that "Seminoles is no longer acceptable as a mascot"? Then do we start with the religious names? Padres, Friars... Then we go to the offense taken by the dog-loving crowd... No more bulldogs. And then we get rid of Wolves, Cougars, Bears, Stallions, Tigers, ad naseum. Where do we take this experiment in "political correctness"? Again, please let me know, ARE YOU GENUINELY OFFENDED? I would love to hear that question answered.
Props To Johnny Depp For Getting Permission To Use The War Paint For Tonto!!
Good thing that they did that $2+ million dollar DNA project. That really helped move this population towards recovery. Those responsible should be ashamed at this flagrant waste of resources. Education, enforcement, augmentation, sanitation - not counting. Time to wake up.
Opps! I didn't think my first comment posted-- sorry for the near duplicate
NO evidence at the crime scene that belonged to Barry!! I seriously doubt that Maude Grayhawk's father was trying to protect Barry when he broke in and stole evidence. When the FBI said the owner of the bloody palm print is the killer I think people should listen! It wasn't Barry's or Kim's.
I seriously doubt that Maude Grayhawk's father was trying to protect Barry when he broke in and stole evidence. With NO evidence at the crime scene that belonged to Barry how could a jury convict him? The FBI said find the owner of the bloody palm print and you have the killer. It didn't belong to Barry or Kim. Seems to me when the FBI speaks, people should listen.
Keep up the good work and keep the ignorant hunters away
Great Jean let's put them in your back yard and see if you like it. I hear liberals taste like chicken, they also liked the plains Indians and early white settlers. Lets put the grizzly back in it's natural environment. The grizzly was a great plains animal along with the elk and buffalo. So the way I see it anywhere along the Missouri basin would be just fine and sprinkle them around Kansas and Nebraska as well and see how long the locals would tolerate them tearing up their property. Goodnight Irene!
Thanks, Irene. Thanks, Alliance for the Wild Rockies. Thanks, all biologists working to allow the bears to be. Be. Long may they be.
I'll say she's not the female messiah.
it seems that many instances of appropriation of cultural icons and misrepresentation by stereotype are employed for the purpose of promoting the mythos of America - the real question seems to be whether or not the world can afford to allow actions based on this mythos to continue. Minneapolis recently changed Columbus day to indigenous peoples day, a step in the right direction, did they also change the story of Columbus as taught in pubic schools? If so what will it take to have the public school version of Columbus changed nationwide? What's the big deal? - seems to me that the mythos is being used to promote and justify all manner of aggression pollution oppression and other forms of depravity on a global scale. The attempt to describe me in terms that do not accurately represent the reality does not effect me - I know who I am - the person who believes the inaccurate representation needs to be brought to a clear understanding of who is who and what is what. Make some comedy about that.
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