The manifesto is proposing the Washington Redskins change their name to the “BlackSkins”. Think about it, there are more black people (is it ok to say “black people”? I wouldn’t want to offend anyone) Than Red People or “RedSkins” as the boys at the Gun Club call em, in Washington. Washington is also home to the first openly black president in U.S history! Anyone have a problem with that?
See, Whiteskins like to name people the easiest way possible. Helps em remember things. They see a person of dark skin and call em black. Yellow, yellow. Red, Red. Easy right? Remember this for the test at the end of the article.
The Washington Football Organization believes that the name Redskins holds a part of some twisted American tradition, and that changing it to simply stop offending an entire race of people would require a lot of work and ethics that they are no mood to either pay for or posses.
If foreigners from another country came to the U.S and tried to live there, they would be called invaders. When Europeans came to what is now know as North American they were called settlers. Ignore the fact that at the time there were some indigenous peoples that were already kinda settled in.
Does the American public even understand how much damage European “Settlers” inflicted on the Native population? Not only were the original inhabitants raped and enslaved but most of their entire race was eradicated either on purpose or because of diseases brought over from Europe. That’s what we call a Gen-o-cide… Not to mention the fact that in todays society most Native people are treated like second class citizens, having been perpetually disenfranchised by the WhiteSkins.
The only proof we need of this is in the fact that if we named any sports group or organization after a outdated and raciest nickname it would be cause for riot and uprising! Do you think African Americans (we used to say black but that made Caucasians uncomfortable) would tolerate a team name like the Florida “Blackskins” or the latino team, you know, the California “Brownies”?
The people that were here first, suffered for their land, died for it, while all the other shades of human came and took it from them and gave them nothing for it but a Football Team and society that pisses on them by not doing what should have been done, without asking, a very long time ago. Why are we having this conversation in 20fuckin14?
We need to step up as a society and say that this is not ok and that we’re sorry for the sins of our fathers. We need to make things right. Not just changing the name of a football team.
I love the NFL. I don’t hate on it. I want it to be better. Most of all… I want to live in a society that when it says it wants equality for all, they mean it.