I really can’t wait for this week to be over. The stress of moving out of this apartment within the next week is really getting to me. That combined with PMS, and the fact that it’s been 10 days since I’ve had a day off… and I honestly don’t know when I’ll be off next is breaking me down.
It doesn’t help that I really miss Anthony. I miss my partner in crime.
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In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.
But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.
This is fucking stupid and I’m not a baseball fan. What is racist about calling your team Indian or having and Indian as a mascot? They aren’t portraying Indians negatively at all. Everyone feels so entitled these days. This is the a pussification of America.
You realize that red face is a slur, right?
Ahh, yes. Everyone feels so “entitled”. How dare people want to be free from oppressive stereotypes and racist images.
The “pussification of America”….
Please unfollow me you misogynistic, racist asshole.
What in my entire post suggests me of being racist? I’m definitely not racist. I do however believe people are over sensitive and make a big deal over nothing. It’s an Indian for fucks sake. What’s the big deal? Would it be better if it’s a photo of an Indian? They aren’t doing anything degrading to native Americans, or “Indians”.
You don’t think that using a racist cartoon image of a population that is highly oppressed is degrading?
Also, you don’t get to decide what people can be “sensitive” about. It’s not being “overly sensitive” or making a “big deal” when the oppression of a group of people is involved. Continuing to allow these racial caricatures as mascots means that we are continuing to ignore that these people exist. We are ignoring their real-life struggles, just so a baseball team can have a mascot?
I hate comparing the oppression of different groups of people, but honestly, if this was black face would you still be excusing it?
But why would a team make their logo something they oppress? I could understand if there was something else going on with this team, like them openly stating they want to disrespect native Americans. But, being part of a team includes having pride in that team. Obviously they respect native Americans enough to name themselves after them, and take pride in it. If some logo had to do with African Americans, I don’t see an issue with making a face black. How else would you know it was an African American. That would be like me getting upset if someone drew a cartoon if my face and it was brown… I’m Mexican.. I’m a little tan. No big deal.
Ok, so you seem really uneducated about racism, and racial slurs so I would definitely recommend that you Google “black face” and “red face” and then reevaluate what you’re saying.
Chief Wahoo was incorporated in 1947, a time period where racism was running rampant (not that it’s really gone away). You can make as many excuses and “rationalizations” that you want, but you don’t honor Native Americans by putting red face (again, a racial slur) all over your merchandise.
At this point, they’re not keeping the logo out of “respect” and “pride” for the team… because that can’t exist if they’re using racist cartoon to try to convey this. They’re keeping it out of “tradition” and because of all of the whiny white dudes that won’t give it up.
You just said “whiney white dudes”. Can that not be mistaken for a slur?
No. Racism is about power. White dudes hold all the power. You can’t be racist against white people…
So glad you ignored everything else I said and focused on that, though.