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*Though, I don't get the impression this actually the case. I don't claim to have comprehensive knowledge of the topic, but the studies I'm aware of seem to show that a sizable majority of N.A.s don't give a hoot about this kind of stuff, so I find it pretty hard to get my own dander up about it.
I'm not really in love with the idea of FSU being the Seminoles
I think Atlanta should go back to the old Crackers name. Then the Braves fans can have an insulting stereotype as their mascot and the Native Americans can be treated like human beings. Everybody wins!
You seemed to answer that question yourself back in #34.
Just so we're clear, who do you think I think would be offended by a change from "Braves" to "Crackers?"
The pushback wouldn't be from Caucasians.
You mean it wouldn't be from 'crackers'.
I'm not sure how the term "cracker" originated, and it is definitely an insult when wielded by blacks or non-Southerners, has been for a long time. (Isn't it the word that gets Jack Nicholson's nose carved up in Chinatown?)
"On the reservation where I work, we have an 80% unemployment rate. There are people who don't have running water and telephone access. There are a shocking number of sex offenders who live there and we have high rates of crime. Many Native American's don't care about Native American mascots because they're trying to survive day to day."
Honest question - What should be the primary point(s) of focus as a society so that these conditions start to improve?
I actually really like the screaming savage logo idea. It'll just give me another clue as to which fans to avoid at the Ted. I'll add it to the people still wearing francouer jerseys and everyone on sundays.
I'm assuming that you've never been to a reservation.
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