Atlanta Braves, are you going to change your name because of a few loud mouths? Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks are you taking the logos off your jerseys? The Washington Redskins, the only reason this is an issue now is location, location, location. Harry Pale Face Reid and a few other no name politicians are trying to pressure the team owner. Quite honestly, I’d just tell them all to go to hell and not worry about it, when was last time any of them accomplished anything they set out to do, especially for a greater cause.
Don’t you just love how so few know whats best for everyone else? Does anyone really know how the Native Americans really feel about having Indian names/terms as team mascots, logos etc…? No, they don’t, unless they actually took the question to the Authentic Americans. I do know just by listening to and reading responses from Native Americans, they have mixed opinions just as the rest of the nation has an opinion on anti-gun laws. Those pushing anti-gun laws are actually a minority. 53% oppose anti-gun laws, that is 53% of those that were polled. But that is another article. My point is the question on Indian mascots is as much a mixed topic as is other controversial topics in our society. I am tired of a minority in this country getting their way only because they are voicing a protest. They have nothing better to do ………? Put your time to better use, go form a human chain at our southern border to hold back the illegals.
Getting back to the mascots; the Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland fans are proud of their names, who and what they represent. Players wear the logos with pride, not shame or ridicule. There is no hate! Most of these names represent strength and honor. The word “Redskin” was even referred to by Native Americans themselves. There is nothing offensive about calling a helicopter an Apache or Blackhawk, its fast attacking with power. That should be flattering, only the think tank liberals would make it offensive. I guess pirates and buccaneers around the world are offended too, will they be next? Where does it all end?
Harry Reid and others protesting need to spend their energy on more important issues. Being politically correct is incorrect. With some of the problems we face today, this is an issue?
For the record, I have Indian blood, though watered down, Chief BlackHawk of the Sauk was my Great X 4 grandfather. Of all that I have read and know about him, he would be proud to have his image on the front of a teams shirt.