Friday, February 4, 2005
There's a lawmaker here in the great state of Oklahoma that has introduced legislation that would remove Indian mascots from Oklahoma schools. Even though I know it won't pass, I wish it would. When a sports team takes the name that's associated with Indians it's a slap in the face. Redskins, Chiefs, Indians, Braves and Warriors. It does a great dishonor to the people. The word redskin is a racist word to begin with. And we're not even red for crying out loud. We're brown. It has the same connotation a Nigger, Wop, Dego, Coon or Wetback. A Chief is a leader of the tribe. To use that term for a football team is a disgrace. A Warrior is someone who proved themselves in battle. They had to earn that. If the teams were called the Kansas City Darkies or Atlanta Gooks, do you think that would last as long as Chiefs or Braves have? I know not everyone will see it this way, and that saddens me because

There is no difference.
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