The number of national profile teams with Indian names, no matter how positive, like the Kansas City Chiefs is dropping. What did the team win in the Super Bowl? The chance to make it all about their name.
A small but loud group protested outside the stadium hosting the Super Bowl in Arizona on Sunday, aggrieved that the team from the city that straddles the Kansas-Missouri border continues to refuse to drop its name and arrowhead symbol, which Native American leaders class as a racist mascot and symbol that devalues Native traditions…
Demonstrators on Sunday had traveled from as far as California and Washington DC, for the event, as well as from Kansas City and various parts of Arizona, to gather outside the State Farm stadium in the fast-growing Phoenix suburbs, demanding that the team drop their name and symbol…
When the Super Bowl kicked off, the protesters formed a circle. Amanda Blackhorse, a long-time activist and member of the Navajo Nation, took the megaphone. She said there were signs of progress and she saw fewer fake headdresses than previous years.
But she added: “Our struggle continues.”
When that’s your struggle, you don’t have an actual struggle.
You won’t be too surprised to learn that everyone quoted in the article is a leftist activist or that hardly anyone showed up to protest. Or that the Kansas City Chiefs have spent years bending over backward only to fail to realize that protests are the point and nothing that they do is going to appease any of the leftists.
Algorithmic Analyst says
It is the paid agitators who are complaining. The ordinary Indians may even like the names.
Kevin N says
True … A Washington Post poll about ten years ago showed 90% of native Americans were just fine with the NFL team name “Redskins” … It’s only white leftists of European ancestry, self-important, mentally ill nut-jobs who have a problem with any of this …
They’ve been asked numerous times and they feel honored by the names Washington Redskins were named Redskins in honor of their Native American coach.
Noah Andeark says
While travelling in New Mexico, we had just left the VLA of radio telescopes, and heading back to Albuquerque, when we stopped at a little Native American blanket and jewelry shop. There was a little old lady running the place who explained that her mother taught her to make blankets, and her mother taught her, and so on. The place was adorned with Washington Redskin memorabilia. Banners, flags, etc. The Redskins were her team, and she was quite proud to be their fan.
I suspect they never spoke with her before changing the name?
They were named the Redskins in honor of a Native American coach.
“When that’s your struggle, you don’t have an actual struggle.”
True for so many on the left feigning offense and oppression these days.
Would the protesters be satisfied if all Native America nicknames and logos were removed, thereby removing any mention of Native Americans from existence in this country?
I gave up the NFL after the first knee dropped and became a trend. I was happy that KC won while still having their name, hoping the droppers would be bugged. This presently concerns names of teams and schools. In future, place names will be targeted. Indiana is an obvious example. Indianapolis not only has an Indian name, but “culturally appropriates” a Greek suffix. It is all about disconnecting the dots of American civilization.