"The unstated mission of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation is clear: In the face of growing criticism over the team’s toxic name and mascot imagery, the aim is to buy enough good will so the name doesn’t seem so bad, and if some American Indians — in the racial logic of so-called post-racial America, “some” can stand in for “all” — accept Mr. Snyder’s charity, then protest will look like hypocrisy.
In his news release and public statements, Mr. Snyder refers to “our shared Washington Redskins” heritage. To be clear: There is no “our” that includes Mr. Snyder. And there is no “Redskins” that includes us. There has been a sustained effort for decades by activists to change the name of this team and others. Members of my tribe, the Ojibwe, have been a big part of such efforts.
But the franchise, valued at $1.7 billion, has a long history of sacrificing decency at the altar of commerce: George Preston Marshall refused to integrate the team until 1962 (the rest of the N.F.L. began doing so in 1946). When the government forced the team to include black players, fans protested outside carrying signs saying “Keep Redskins White!” At stake back then was money (Marshall was afraid that he’d lose fans if African-Americans were on the roster). Money is similarly at stake now. According to Forbes, the Redskins are the eighth most valuable sports franchise in the world.
Just consider the merchandise alone. Seldom has the entwined nature of ethics and money and influence been revealed as so unavoidably intestinal in its smell and purpose: to consume the material, to nourish the host and to expel the waste. American Indians — who do not see or refer to ourselves as “redskins” and who take great exception to the slur — are that waste.
This isn’t merely symbolic. In 1863, the Cheyenne chief Black Kettle traveled to Washington to protest the government’s treatment of his people. Instead of redress, he received a presidential medal presented by President Lincoln. He was wearing the same medal when he was gunned down by the United States Cavalry at Sand Creek in 1868.
Census data shows that four out of the five poorest United States counties are found within the borders of Indian reservations. So, sure, the gifts of a backhoe and coats are much needed and much appreciated. But gift-giving to Indians rather than systemic change has been an all-too-familiar practice over the centuries, and whether the gifts are beads, backhoes or presidential medals, we know just how much they’re really worth.”
I’ve never liked the name and have wondered how they get away with it….
"WHITE SAVIOR MOVIES"—Because we all know this (saving People of Color) is what White people do.
"WHITE SAVIOR MOVIES"—Because all it takes is one white person who cares to fix all the problems of complacent ass People of Color.
How was avatar a white savior movie?
White man showed up to galvanize and lead the indigenous people to freedom.
He was crippled but dammit his heart had legs.
What about Cool Runnings?
i mean how dare a show for little girls let them identify with it in the sea of male-targeted movies out there that have males in all the roles you just complained about females being in
laughs because girls are not allowed to have anything to themselves ever lmaooooo
I didn’t even realize the text on the pictures were meant as complaints until I read the comments and looked up again to see “My Little Misandry” in the corner of each image.
Shut up you fucking dorrito-huffing neckbeards and let little girls enjoy their show.
MY LITTLE MISANDRY
oh my fucking god all of the people involved with this need to be murdered by amazons.
actual literal mythical amazons.
FYI, this is exactly why people hate bronies. Because the presence of strong female characters is “misandry.”
I literally thought this was a genuine list of reasons why My Little Pony is great for little girls until the commentary.
OH THIS IS PRECIOUS. JUST PRECIOUS.
My son loves this show and couldn’t care less about that crap. He also loves explosions, ninjas, guns, and hates Dora but loves Diego. Why make something out of nothing? Kids don’t care.
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.
how do i stop caring about people who dont give a shit about me
You don’t. You wait until it hurts just a little less and run like the wind till they are so far in the distance that its easier to say I don’t need you.
Niles used to STAY coming for cici’s head! lmaooo
I loved Niles!!
Want all of these!!
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