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.