Today’s children aren’t allowed to play cowboys and Indians because the label “Indians” is offensive. Also cowboys are conservatives, which is almost worse (see Redskins Keep “Offensive” Name. Native Americans Don’t Give a Rodent’s Hind End…’ and Of Course! Canada Considers Banning ‘Offensive’ Cleveland Indians Uniforms). And you thought it was just an innocent kid’s game.
Oh and when discussing the offense behind the label “Indians,” leftists may also want to steer clear of using the word “engine” as well. Just thoughts.
A writer for The Nation magazine criticized the NFL for putting the Washington Redskins game on primetime on Thanksgiving.
Dave Zirin wrote that the “R*dskins” name is a “slur, a name that exists mainly because of genocide and displacement.”
“It’s as if NFL owners, by having Washington host this game, are having their own private joke,” Zirin wrote, adding “a league that celebrates racial slurs can never be an engine for social change.”
Engine. He said engine. Can we call them engines? How about peoples whose skin is red? Or people incapable of growing a beard? Or people fond of taking other people’s beards — and scalps?
Kimberly Guilfoyle said a recent study showed 90 percent of Native Americans didn’t actually find the “Redskins” name offensive.
Team owner Dan Snyder has maintained that he will never change the squad’s name.
The panel remarked that the evening-game tradition is not as storied as the two afternoon NFL games, and therefore helps the case that it is not an “inside joke” for the owners.
Yeah, no surprise there. The left keeps trying to champion for “special groups” which couldn’t give a flying fecal patty about these issues in the first place. It’s quite embarrassing.
But say, while we’re on the subject of – dare I say it – Indians…