Originally written on Gamedayr  |  Last updated 10/24/14

From Gamedayr:

The graphic you see here may look like something out of The Onion, but it is dead serious. The National Congress of American Indians has produced an image putting the racially-charged stereotypes of sports organizations into a pretty simple context.

No one would ever think to call a New York sports franchise “The Jews” and make its logo a giant smiling face of a man with dark hair and wearing a kippah. The same goes for a “Chinamen” team in San Francisco.

So why is it alright for the Major League baseball team in Cleveland to call itself the “Indians?”

Further, the red-skinned, big-toothed logo of an American Indian is not an imaginary, satirical illustration like the “Jew” and the “Chinaman.” Rather, it is actually the Indians’ team logo.

But it looks quite a bit like the first two, doesn’t it?

2 Comments:
  • It may well be a privately owned franchise, but, The United States Flag used at All NFL Football games,

    including at All the Washington "R-word" games, represents All American's,

    'a unifying force of Racism'



    One Nation Under GOD.

    An ''American Professional National Racism'' supported by (knowing, unknowingly) All NFL Football fans

    And by ALL American's represented by our American Flag.

    Making it a ''National Disgrace''.!!!!



    Racism represented by 'Strength, Courage, Pride and Respect'.



    Racism is addressed in other countries by Americans, Duncan Donuts Black Face in Taiwan.

    The ‘N-word’.

    The Washington 'R-word' is equivalent to the N-word.

    It is not an Honor.

    'Racism is Racism'.



    For a true personal experience,

    For three hours, once a week, on America's Holiest Day, 'Sunday', for the whole season,

    Openly, Call 'everyone' around you



    Whiteskins

    Blackskins

    Brownskins

    Yellowskins.





    Or, Stand up Against Racism, voice yourselves Against Racism:





    It is not a GOD given Right to Insult another person openly in plain sight for so long on National Public TV.




    Imagine a time

    When common sense and reason

    Shines its spiritual light of just equality

    On All Human Beings of these United States.



    Indigenous peoples are not 'Indians',

    and we are not your 'Mascots'.



    ''R-word'' to the ''Red Tails''.

    for a True Honor.
  • yawnnnn My 4x grandmother was a Sioux People The name Cleveland Indians is no way offensive. Chief "Wahoo" looks nothing like my people anyways. I would prefere to see Crazy Horse scalping one of he the english invaders but that is another story
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