The Native Americans are not the only ones who have sports teams named after them. I am Scandinavian and Irish. We have the Vikings from Minnesota and the Fighting Irish. When sports fans go to Viking games and Notre-dame games they act just as silly and stupid as to the sports fans that go to games named after Native American peoples. The difference is that we Vikings and Irish have a sense of humor about it and take pride in it. Now that does not mean that Native Americans have to do the same. But Native Americans are not the only ones that this is true of. But again life is not as simple as us against them. My grandchild is half Navajo-Hopi-and Sioux and half Irish-Norwegian-Swede-Finish-English-Polish-German and who knows what else. I am a transgendered female. All this is to say is that life is not so simple. Its really not just us against them. Sometimes its us against us. When it comes to social problems A may equal B but often B does not equal A. Most privileged are white does not mean that all who are white are privileged. It does not even mean that all people who appear white are white and all people who appear non white are non white.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 01:40