Also, The offender doesn't have the right to say "get over it." And as for other so called mascot names such as "Spartans" or the "Fighting Irish", those names honor people from other lands who's relatives or ancestors came to the shores of this continent. And they were names given by the dominant culture. I'm pretty sure native peoples were not asked their opinions. And it was the same people who approriated "native" names or symbols for their sports team or product without again asking natives what they thought about it. It is the complete disregard for a people and their culture and heritage that is the issue. It doesn't matter id non natives aren't offended. Most natives people in touch with their heritage and culture are! And again as far as names like "Boilermakers" as a mascot..its an occupation not a race or culture. Pretty sure no one would be offended by "The Fighting Bakers!"
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:43