Whether it’s a pop star wearing a headdress in a music video or a sports team fighting to keep a racial slur for its name, cultural misappropriation seems to be a national past-time.
The effort to relegate "redskins" to the wastebasket of historical racism stirs up a backlash from so-called "fans" of the epithet. One backlash aims at the group EONM—Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry.
The season premiere of South Park, which aired September 24, struck a chord familiar to many viewers and is sure to set the Washington football team scrambling to recover lost yardage.
Brad Gallant has added a great new tool to the campaign to combat mascot racism: a 6-minute YouTube video, titled "Redskins No More." The title expands the Twitter hashtag, #redskinsnomore.
The New York Daily News decision to "sack the name" of the Washington Redskins sets an example for all other news outlets.
They say a "watched pot never boils." But that's not entirely true. Of course a watched pot boils, it's just that intently watching a pot of water reach 212 degrees Fahrenheit is not an incredibly exciting way to spend your time.
Many of us are familiar with people of color trying to “pass” as white people perhaps to indulge in some White Privilege that they have heard so much about or maybe because being a person of color was a death sentence.
Cherokee Nation citizens had a set plan for our Cherokee National Holiday weekend.
Wow, we have been getting lots of requests for membership in EONM (Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry) as a result of our increased visibility through Social Media and as a coordinated effort to do just what our name says, e
Susan Shown Harjo's June 23 article in Politico, “The R-Word Is Even Worse Than You Think,” regarding the issue of the Washington, D.C. NFL team, was excellent.
The chorus of calls for changing the name of Washington's professional football team continues to grow. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Coalition of Civil Rights, half of the U.S. Senate, and the President have each voiced their support for a name change.
As a retired federal law enforcement officer and Native American, I believe it important to enter the conversation relating to the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (OAF), the National Native American Law Enforcement Association (NNALEA), and Gary Edwards’ connection to both.
“Black” is the most multi-cultured of all Earth’s peoples. It all began with exchanges between Native folks and African sailors/explorers long before European contact; and later, when female slaves were raped by their white slave masters and had children.
The book America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014), by Dinesh D’Souza, is an effort to attack U.S. President Barack Obama.