"Redskins" matters

February 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

This is about the “Washington Redskins” blatantly racist team name.  The National Congress of American Indians did not have the funds to run this ad during the Super Bowl. You should watch it and share it anyway.   The video is powerful, well done, and worth watching.   It is 2 minutes long.

I can comfortably say “racists”.   “RedSkins” refers to scalping of Native Americans, who did not introduce the practice – they were the first victims.  I have seen countless old west movies in which Native Americans were referred to as “redskins” in a negative, as in “savages”, killers, molesters, context.   The film “Stagecoach” popularized and created the film model of the Native American as the dangerous “savage” stereotype.

The National Congress of American Indians

"Redskins" matters was originally published on Kept

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