Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!!

Posted by: Anonymous

Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/23/05 04:10 PM

A Senate committee killed a proposal Monday to ban schools from using<br>Savages or Redskins as team or school names.<br><br>Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, who wrote Senate Bill 567 to ban those names, said<br>more work is needed to convince legislators such mascot names can be<br>hurtful.<br><br>The Senate Education Committee voted 18-5 to reject McIntyre's legislation.<br><br>"One thing we're going to have to do is educate people. It's not a militant<br>movement. Our goal is to help people understand it's racially insensitive,"<br>said McIntyre, D-Tulsa.<br><br>McIntyre's original bill included many other names such as Indians, Braves,<br>Chiefs, Apaches and Warriors.<br><br>She amended the measure to limit the ban to Redskins and Savages.<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Walrus

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/23/05 06:18 PM

Blatant anti-Viking discrimination!<br><br>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/23/05 07:54 PM

<blockquote>Hail to the Redskins! <br>Hail Victory! <br>Braves on the Warpath! <br>Fight for old D.C.! <br>Run or pass and score -- we want a lot more! <br>Beat 'em, Swamp 'em, <br>Touchdown! -- Let the points soar! <br>Fight on, fight on 'Til you have won <br>Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!<br><br>Hail to the Redskins! <br>Hail Victory! <br>Braves on the Warpath! <br>Fight for old D.C.!</blockquote><br><br>As a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan, I secretly always enjoyed when Joe Theismann would throw a TD, or John Riggins would break one off for a score ... I love "Hail to the Redskins." There was something magical about a late November game at RFK, in the grass and mud, under the lights in a late afternoon rain ... Roger Staubach or Danny White and the Cowboys ... Joe Theismann and the Redskins .. <br><br><br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: Walrus

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/23/05 07:59 PM

Aren't you a little old for "Cowboys and Indians"?<br><br>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/23/05 08:02 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Aren't you a little old for "Cowboys and Indians"?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Not when we're talkin' about the NFC East .. course .. it's been a long, long time since a Cowboys and Indians game decided that division .. sadly enough ...<br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: Walrus

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/23/05 08:10 PM

And speaking of Vikings, they did something I said they should do during the playoffs - get rid of Randy Moss. He's on his way to the Raiders. Good riddance...<br><br>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/23/05 08:12 PM

I agree .. Good riddance ... Unlike the great, legendary receivers that have come before him, he should just shut up and prove how good he is instead of telling everyone of how good he is ... Show us, Randy. <br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: Walrus

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 09:48 AM

There was some talk early in the season that Moss might go to the Packers. At that time they had a Couch and a Davenport, and were looking for a Lazy Boy...<br><br>
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 12:10 PM

And why are you trying to remove the native American from the public eye? Are you ashamed?<br><br>To use a native American as a figure to rally around is a great thing. <br>The idea that our heratige interweaves itself into daily society gives me pride. You would shove us under a rock. <br><br>You wouldn't be able to read it in my native words, but you'll understand when I say, you talk backwards and your hands never face upward.<br><br>Now shut up and stop pretending you're an original human.<br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:06 PM

Why don't you try to imagine it a few different ways.<br><br>If you were Jewish, would you be happy if a mostly Protestant team was called "The Fighting Jews," or maybe, "The Zionists?" How about if they named themselves after a stereotypical physical attribute of Jewish people? Something's not right about that, right?<br><br>Why should Native Americans feel any different?<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:36 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>"The Fighting Jews,"<p><hr></blockquote><p>I think you've got something there!<br><br>
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:40 PM

I know, how about if I try to imagine it if I was native American. Oh wait. I am! Darn, keep forgetting.<br><br>Now... you were saying?<br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:42 PM

Well, I'm sorry to patronize if you think that's what I'm doing, but do you think the hypothetical situation I pointed out is congruent? Who was the last Native American NFL team owner? How many Native Americans are there on the Washington Redskins?<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:43 PM

Having descended from Ireland, I feel great shame and deep, personal pain whenever I see the Notre Dame fighting Irish. My Granny wasn't a feisty woman at all. Not a mean bone in her body. Yet, there they go! The Fighting Irish, running out of that tunnel .. mocking my grandparents. I mean, the tragedy of it all. Often, I must lay in bed, trying to recover on football Saturdays in the Fall. Sometimes I can barely function. Someone is responsible for my pain! It's OUTRAGEOUS!!<br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:46 PM

Wow..I'm sorry to hear about that. Perhaps you'll be entitled to some reparations?<br><br>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:49 PM

Damn straight! Someone owes me!<br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:49 PM

That's a private Irish Catholic university that chose to parody their own in their mascot. It's a different situation than the mascots we are discussing.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 01:56 PM

I have a cousin who was injured in the Hurricanes this past fall. It's insensitive for the Miami Hurricanes to continue using their nick-name. Many people were injured and some died. How dare the University of Miami mock their memories! <br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 02:02 PM

No, I don't don't feel you're patronizing me at all. <br><br>What I'm saying is that I'm not offended by a football team using an indian. <br><br>I fail to see anything insulting about it. <br><br>I think that some people have such empty lives that they have no identity and the only meaning they can give to their existance is to bitch and stamp their feet so someone will give them attention. Crazy Eye is a perfect example of this.<br>He crys like an old woman.<br><br>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 02:08 PM

The last thing I think of when I hear the word: "Redskin" is a Native American Indian. My thoughts are always of the Professional Football team in Washington D.C.<br><br>That said, I truly believe at some point we're going to see the NFL cave on this absurd issue and change the name of the team. Probably to something stupid and "politically correct" like the "Washington Wizards" .. oh ... wait .. the NBA already did that .. <br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: steveg

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 02:09 PM

That would describe any wedding I've ever been to. <br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 02:10 PM

One need look no further than the logo of the Chicago White Sox to know how far we've yet to come in race relations in this country:<br><br><img src=http://home.earthlink.net/~imagebarn/images/sox.gif><br><br>Why is the hat black, yet the lettering white? It's obvious that that subliminal sports marketing is at work: by calling the team the White Sox, it is programming the public to believe that white people are better than black people. <br><br>What's next? Fried chicken, watermelon and Now or Laters being served at the concession stands at U.S. Cellular Field?<br><br>It's obvious that the team should be renamed something far less offensive. The Chicago Celery would be a perfect choice:<br><br><img src=http://suzanneh.com/1/picture_dictionary_food/celery.jpg><br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 02:16 PM

There's a big difference between defamatory or malicious use of such names and/or icons, and promotional or branding applications. I don't think that the owners of the Redskins or the Braves named these teams as an overt expression of racism, or to denegrate Native Americans.<br><br>I see this as the Thinskins vs. the whiteman.<br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 02:36 PM

Oh, I certainly don't think these organizations are overtly racist either. But when one group of people makes a cartoon of someone else's culture, they certainly shouldn't be surprised that the donor culture gets pissed off.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: steveg

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 03:05 PM

Well then, death to all caricaturists! <br><br>Let's hear from PETA regarding those cartoonish dolphins and tigers and bulls. Hell, I think all New Englanders should be utterly outraged by that silly, aerodynamic militiaman!<br><br>Gimme a break. We're not talking about derogatory depictions here. Should the Redskins icon look more like a legitimate portrait of a Native American leader? Should the name be changed to an actual Native American word? I'd buy that argument. So why not make that point instead of this collective wedgie that, in the end, will only benefit the attorneys.<br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 03:45 PM

You're blowing this out of proportion and I don't know why.<br><br>Let's use the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign as an example. They are called the "Fighting Illini" and their mascot during basketball and football games is a student dressed up in Native American ceremonial clothing who dances around the court or field. However much the current students and alumni guard Chief Illiniwek, the local Native Americans for whom he is named can't stand to see their heritage, religious and cultural, taken without permission and used during half-time of a basketball game, no matter how reverend the alumni say they are about the tribe's culture.<br><br>So what is the right thing to do in this situation? Does the U of I alumni have more a claim to a culture than the local tribes?<br><br>Sadly, they do, because they donate heavily to U of I's coffers and the Board of Trustees is going to capitulate to them no matter what, even if it means continuing to insult Native Americans.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 03:55 PM

To use that formula, does that mean all of us white men should rise up and demand that TV shows depicting white men as mean or stupid. If so, say good bye to Gillians Island, Scrubs, Mash, NYPD Blue, Friends, 24, and the list goes on.<br><br>Why is it that if white males are singled out and made fun of, that's okay? Why is it okay for there to be a Black pride day, but even wear a White pride shirt and see what happens.<br>It's okay to be proud of being black, brown, gay, but don't you dare try to be proud of being white.<br><br>My point is, what's fare for one should be fare for all. Until the playing field is even, I don't feel much pull to defend a group just because they're not treated with God like reverence. <br><br>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 04:18 PM

Political correctness, Skul. Doesn't apply to the evil, horrible, offensive White dudes ... <br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 04:22 PM

There is a ton in your post to respond to. I essentially agree with you about fairness, but there is a difference between the situation I laid out and what you are presenting.<br><br>First of all, the television shows you mentioned don't depict white men exclusively as mean or stupid. There are so many varied portrayals of white men on television that you cannot isolate one character and derive a television network or media conglomerate's feelings about white men. What I am saying is that the numbers of white men on television afford them individuality. Now, let's say there are only four HIspanics on a network and three of them are criminals. Does that seem like a fair portrayal.<br><br>Black pride and white pride. Well, I don't need to tell you what the plain meaning of the words "white pride" mean to some people. We have the KKK to thank for that. But still there is another difference. White is a racial signifier which carries with it the whole baggage of American racism. So to claim white pride carries with it more meanings than intended. Notice though, how no one will ever be critical for having ethnic pride. If you're racially white, you probably also have some other ethnicity, whether it is European or otherwise. So no one will ever criticize Irish pride, or Italian pride because those signifiers carry with them only heritage, not race politics.<br><br>So now you're probably wondering why blacks are allowed to have pride in their racial signifier. That's because "black" is both a race and functionally an ethnicity. As an oppressed minority, African Americans have had to reclaim their own ethnicity given their history in the United States. That's why there's an African flag and other ethnic trappings created inside what is in all truths a socially constructed race. Worse yet, when black people attempt to go back and reclaim ethnic traits, they encounter little but scorn.<br><br>I assume you believe that people are too touchy about these things. I agree with you in that case. I think people don't know how to talk about race. It's as though all of the sudden, everybody has a stake in everything, feels cheated, and gets defensive.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 04:38 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Now, let's say there are only four HIspanics on a network and three of them are criminals. Does that seem like a fair portrayal.<p><hr></blockquote><p>In 1974, Chico and the Man debuted which portrayed Chico as a hard working Latino willing to do what it took to get ahead, and the white dude, Ed, as a cranky, half crazy white drunk. <br><br><br><br>Does that seem like a fair portrayal? Personally I don't give a sh!t, but in the interest of the conversation, I think someone owes me an apologize for my hurt feelings.<br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 04:42 PM

Was Ed the only white guy on prime time television?<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 04:48 PM

No .. there was also Tom Willis, the stereotypical big, goofy white guy on The Jefferson's ... <br><br><br><br>Someone needs to apologize for him too...<br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 05:14 PM

Did Martin Luther King Jr cry like an old woman, how about Rosa Parks, did she cry like an old woman, Crazy Horse? did he cry like an old woman, Leondrd Peltier? did they want to hide<br>there people away,...NO.... they were proactive, and so should every Native American if to do nothing else than to say we are still here no matter how hard they try to<br>erase us.<br>--------------------><br>We Are a Living People<br><br>I don't understand....<br>Why should anyone's identity be defined by your games?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why are we used as entertainment for schools?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why must we be used as nicknames, logos, and mascots?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why must we, a living people, be singled out?<br><br>Why must we, a living people, be stereotyped?<br><br>Can't YOU tell who WE, a living people, ARE?<br><br>Why doesn't what WE say matter?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why don't OUR voices count?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>How can you say "ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL..."<br><br>BUT NOT create the Mishicot Caucasians or the Gale-Ettrick Blackmen?<br><br>Why do you treat US, a living people, as relics?<br><br>Why is OUR culture for sale?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why must WE fight, for that GIVEN to others?<br><br>We are a living people.<br><br>I don't understand.....<br><br>Respect should be such a simple thing?<br><br>Respect should be such a simple thing!<br><br>Why do YOU make it so hard?<br><br>Why do WE make it so hard?<br><br>By Lori Wautier (Oneida tribal member and Hortonville High School student) -<br><br><br>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 05:24 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Did Martin Luther King Jr cry like an old woman, how about Rosa Parks, did she cry like an old woman, Crazy Horse? did he cry like an old woman, Leondrd Peltier? did they want to hide<br>there people away,...NO.... they were proactive, and so should every Native American if to do nothing else than to say we are still here no matter how hard they try to<br>erase us.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Whooaaa ... slow down chief .. it wasn't me who said you cry like an old woman .. <br><br>****************<br>no sig
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 05:51 PM

Actually I think it was Skull earlier in this thread who penned those words.<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 05:54 PM

The United States Commission on Civil Rights <br><br>Statement on the Use of Native American Images <br>and Nicknames as Sports Symbols <br><br>Issued: April 13, 2001 <br><br>The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights calls for an end to the use of Native American images and team names by non-Native schools. The Commission deeply respects the right of all Americans to freedom of expression under the First Amendment and in no way would attempt to prescribe how people can express themselves. However, the Commission believes that the use of Native American images and nicknames in schools is insensitive and should be avoided. In addition, some Native American and civil rights advocates maintain that these mascots may violate anti-discrimination laws. <br><br>These references, whether mascots and their performances, logos, or names, are disrespectful and offensive to American Indians and others who are offended by such stereotyping. They are particularly inappropriate and insensitive in light of the long history of forced assimilation that American Indian people have endured in this country. Since the civil rights movement of the 1960s many overtly derogatory symbols and images offensive to African-Americans have been eliminated. However, many secondary schools, post-secondary institutions, and a number of professional sports teams continue to use Native American nicknames and imagery. Since the 1970s, American Indians leaders and organizations have vigorously voiced their opposition to these mascots and team names because they mock and trivialize Native American religion and culture.<br><br>It is particularly disturbing that Native American references are still to be found in educational institutions, whether elementary, secondary or post-secondary. Schools are places where diverse groups of people come together to learn not only the "Three Rs," but also how to interact respectfully with people from different cultures. The use of stereotypical images of Native Americans by educational institutions has the potential to create a racially hostile educational environment that may be intimidating to Indian students. American Indians have the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation and even lower college attendance and graduation rates. The perpetuation of harmful stereotypes may exacerbate these problems.<br><br>The stereotyping of any racial, ethnic, religious or other groups when promoted by our public educational institutions, teach all students that stereotyping of minority groups is acceptable, a dangerous lesson in a diverse society. Schools have a responsibility to educate their students; they should not use their influence to perpetuate misrepresentations of any culture or people. <br><br>Children at the elementary and secondary levels usually have no choice about which school they attend. Further, the assumption that a college student may freely choose another educational institution if she feels uncomfortable around Indian-based imagery is a false one. Many factors, from educational programs to financial aid to proximity to home, limit a college student's choices. It is particularly onerous if the student must also consider whether or not the institution is maintaining a racially hostile environment for Indian students. <br><br>Schools that continue the use of Indian imagery and references claim that their use stimulates interest in Native American culture and honors Native Americans. These institutions have simply failed to listen to the Native groups, religious leaders, and civil rights organizations that oppose these symbols. These Indian-based symbols and team names are not accurate representations of Native Americans. Even those that purport to be positive are romantic stereotypes that give a distorted view of the past. These false portrayals prevent non-Native Americans from understanding the true historical and cultural experiences of American Indians. Sadly, they also encourage biases and prejudices that have a negative effect on contemporary Indian people. <br><br>These references may encourage interest in mythical "Indians" created by the dominant culture, but they block genuine understanding of contemporary Native people as fellow Americans. The Commission assumes that when Indian imagery was first adopted or sports mascots it was not to offend Native Americans. However, the use of the imagery and traditions, no matter how popular, should end when they are offensive. We applaud those who have been leading the fight to educate the public and the institutions that have voluntarily discontinued the use of insulting mascots. Dialogue and education are the roads to understanding. <br><br>The use of American Indian mascots is not a trivial matter. The Commission has a firm understanding of the problems of poverty, education, housing, and health care that face many Native Americans. The fight to eliminate Indian nicknames and images in sports is only one front of the larger battle to eliminate obstacles that confront American Indians. The elimination of Native American nicknames and images as sports mascots will benefit not only Native Americans, but all Americans. The elimination of stereotypes will make room for education about real Indian people, current Native American issues, and the rich variety of American Indians in our country. <br><br>Presented by Commissioner Elsie Meeks, Adopted by The United States Commission on Civil Rights April 13, 2001 <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 07:33 PM

I'm blowing this out of proportion?<br><br>Hooboy. I gonna let dat one ride. Yup yup yup. <br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/24/05 09:17 PM

I'm not that invested in this topic. I'm just trying to give a little light to this.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: steveg

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/25/05 03:48 AM

Ah, NK... you are a beacon unto us uneducated masses. Bless you.<br><br><br>*kneels and kisses ring*<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/25/05 08:31 AM

Political correctness run amok!!!<br><br>- byte me -
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/25/05 02:31 PM

Well, I'm sorry man. I'm just thinking about how stupid it would be for me to get all pissy because you're all mad because some other people are all insulted by some other people. That's pointless. Now I don't see why you have to scorn me just because I'm asking questions about a topic that was raised.<br><br>Am I asking too much? Why even talk about something if all we are going to do is reaffirm each other's suspicions without giving sense to anything?<br><br>If asking questions is what makes me an elitist hell-raiser, I'm happy to fill that role.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: Llewelyn

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/25/05 02:37 PM

You elitist hell-raiser you.<br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/25/05 02:37 PM

See?!<br><br>Now you're just feeding my ego!<br><br><br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: Llewelyn

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/25/05 02:40 PM

Need to get it so your head won't fit through the door.....got to find some way of getting some political action going on Friday afternoons here.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/25/05 03:27 PM

Aw gee. Did I forget the winky again? Wazzamatta with me? <br><br>*slaps self on forehead*<br><br>
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/28/05 10:31 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Why should Native Americans feel any different? <p><hr></blockquote><p>As long as you realize that not all of us have the same view as Crazy Eye. :)<br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 02/28/05 07:42 PM

I never generalized on Native American sentiment. I'm just trying to see it CrazyEye's way since some tribes in Illinois see it the same way and have very valid complaints.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 03/07/05 12:52 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Having descended from Ireland, I feel great shame and deep, personal pain whenever I see the Notre Dame fighting Irish<p><hr></blockquote><p>Oddly enough, ND is a Catholic religion school, and the Catholic religion has no origins in Ireland and NotreDame isn't located in ireland either.<br><br>They should be called the NotreDame Fighting Pizza Makers... er, wait, pizza isn't really an Italian tradition either...<br><br>Oh crapolla... let's just leave it alone, I'm Irish and Italian and I don't give a shiznit what they call themselves. <br><br>
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Native Americans are Not Your Mascots!! - 03/08/05 12:24 PM

Hey! I just realized I'm hugely offended. I'm a white male and I object to the following experssions:<br>White wash <br>Blinding white<br>fish belly white<br>ghost white<br><br>and the list goes on longer than I care to think. I want.. no, I demand that the use of the word 'white' be outlawed. anyone using that word should be cast out from society. Companies should be sued and manatory training should be assigned to all their imployees. <br><br>AH!!! The white out, liquid paper company should be hauled before the Supreme court for this outrage.<br><br>The White Sox should be disbanded!!! At once.<br><br>The person who coined the phrase 'tighty whity' has brough shame to us. <br><br>Oh man, I have a lot of work to do. <br><br>