Monday, July 06, 2020
Friday, July 03, 2020
"He helped create that logo that we all love, and that is one example of just the facts and the truth and the things that a lot of people ignore," said team owner Dan Snyder. "And I think it's time that people look at the truth and the history and real meanings and look at us for what we are. We are a historical football team that is very proud and that has a great legacy and honors and respects people."
critics of the name, Moseley said, “don’t know what they’re talking
about. They’ve done no research. They’ve never talked to an Indian. They
have no knowledge of what Redskins really stands for. They just heard
someone say this is like the N-word, and all of a sudden people jumped
on the bandwagon and said it’s racist, and that’s ridiculous.
“We know it’s not a racist word,” Moseley said. “It’s not something they’re ashamed of. And at the same time, while doing this we found this need which is out there that we can help with, and so that’s what we’re doing.”
Cleveland's Chief Wahoo was a caricature of a Native American. No Native Americans have ever said that they look like or aspire to look like that. So they got rid of it.
Atlanta thought better of the "screaming Indian" logo and retired it in 1989. (But almost brought it back in 2013). It was a stereotypical image of an Indian, and did not portray Native Americans as they actually are.
Washington Bullets changed to the Wizards in the late 90's. There is only one meaning to the word bullet. It's the projectile fired from a gun. There was a lot of gun violence and people dying in DC, so they got rid of it.
George Preston Marshall was the last team owner to integrate his team with African Americans. He fought against the idea. So they took his statue down. OK fine. But the original team that became the Redskins was coached by a Native American, and had six players of indian descent on the roster. Marshall's prejudice didn't include Native Americans.
Redskins is the term that a lot of Native Americans use to describe Native Americans as a whole. Otherwise, they describe themselves by the particular tribes they come from. The only people who think it's 100% offensive are not Native Americans. Another race has raised a fuss (justifiably so), so now these sponsor companies think that Native Americans have the exact same problems, so let's change NFL marketing. What will this do to help Native Americans? Nothing.
But money rules everything, so I guess we'll have to get used to the Washington football team being called the Capitalists. Because that's all that seems to matter. Native American issues will go unresolved and now be ignored even more. But the corporations will be able to sleep at night, even though they're taking away an avenue to improve the lives of the people they think are being affected by the name.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
They are 2 stack boxes.