Using Native Americans as Logos and Having our Heritage Mocked by their fans is not okay.
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Why do people continue to slap us Native Americans in the face? From racist names like Redskins to racist mascots like Chief Wahoo, we are constantly reminded that we matter least.
These "harmless" names and mascots lead to even greater issues. From their fans mocking our traditions and stereotypes to opposing fan bases using their names/logos to insult their team by mocking our heritage.
If fans were wearing military rank instead of Native American headdresses, this would be a violation of the Stolen Valor Act. If a man's face were painted black instead of red, he would be labeled a hate-filled racist. However, because it is directed toward Native Americans, it is considered tradition.
I guess that is an accurate statement. It is the tradition of this country to mistreat Native Americans. Almost all US citizens think that Natives own reservations....they are only "managers" of the land and most can't even own their own house because it is government property.
People think they are getting casino money when only a very very few are. In fact, 10 of the 20 poorest counties in the united states are reservations. Native Americans have the highest poverty and unemployment rates in the United States of America.
Don't get me started on the mythical college education they all get. The schools on reservations are vastly underfunded, and a recent study reported that only 52% are now graduating high school.
Many reservations put the ghetto to shame, and per capita, Native Americans are the most likely race to be killed by a police officer.
Might seem like a cool tradition to you but it is another unnecessary slap in the face. #NativePride
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