@anonymous, I am Asian American and live in the DC area; I've been witness to the protests against the Washington football team and I am amazed at how, as Mr. Kader described, ignorant the responses to the protests are. White and black people arguing back that the name is not offensive, it is meant to honor Natives. Really? Since when do others, like these white fans, decide what is offensive to some minority group? maybe one cannot control what others call you, but should one have to accept the stereotypical imagery by the greater society about you? Minorities tend to be marginalized by the predominant culture as is, but why should we let the predominant culture dictate and control our own images? Because if you don't get to have some say about how you are portrayed, we will forever be depicted as stereotypes.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 15:01