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Should sports teams be allowed to have Native American-inspired mascots?

Huh? What are you talking about, Darin?

May 21, 2016 at 12:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should sports teams be allowed to have Native American-inspired mascots?

Seminole is the name of a tribe. Redskin is not the name of a tribe.

"During the entire history of America until the turn of the twentieth century, Indigenous Americans were hunted, killed, and forcibly removed from their lands by European settlers.[19] This includes the paying of bounties beginning in the colonial period with, for example, a proclamation declaring war against the Penobscot Indians in 1755. Issued by Lieutenant Governor Spencer Phips (and commonly as the Phips Proclamation[20][21]), the proclamation orders "His Majesty's subjects to Embrace all opportunities of pursuing, captivating, killing and Destroying all and every of the aforesaid Indians." The colonial government paid 50 pounds for scalps of males over 12 years, 25 pounds for scalps of women over 12, and 20 pounds for scalps of boys and girls under 12. Twenty-five British pounds sterling in 1755, worth around $9,000 today—a small fortune in those days when an English teacher earned 60 pounds a year.[20]

Though the proclamation itself does not use the word, an historical association between the use of "redskin" and the paying of bounties can be made from newspapers of the time. In 1863, a Winona, Minnesota, newspaper, the Daily Republican, printed an announcement: "The state reward for dead Indians has been increased to $200 for every red-skin sent to Purgatory. This sum is more than the dead bodies of all the Indians east of the Red River are worth."[22] A news story published by the Atchison Daily Champion in Atchison, Kansas, on October 9, 1885, tells of the settlers' "hunt for redskins, with a view of obtaining their scalps" valued at $250.[23] In An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, "redskin" is said not to refer to scalps, but to the bloody bodies left behind by scalp-hunters.[24] This association can evoke strongly negative sentiments. In a 2014 interview after the Trademark decision, lead petitioner Amanda Blackhorse expressed her opinion: "The name itself actually dates back [to] the time when the Native American population was being exterminated, and bounty hunters were hired to kill Native American people [...] So, in order to show that they made their kill, they had to bring back a scalp or their skin."[25]" from Wikipedia.

May 21, 2016 at 12:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Haskell faculty, students call Washington Redskins poll results 'crazy'

Rob, why does that sound prejudiced to you?

May 20, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Haskell announces 2016 commencement speaker, known for work opposing American Indian sports mascots

A news story published by the Atchison Daily Champion in Atchison, Kansas, on October 9, 1885, tells of the settlers' "hunt for redskins, with a view of obtaining their scalps" valued at $250.[23] In An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, "redskin" is said not to refer to scalps, but to the bloody bodies left behind by scalp-hunters.[24] This association can evoke strongly negative sentiments. In a 2014 interview after the Trademark decision, lead petitioner Amanda Blackhorse expressed her opinion: "The name itself actually dates back [to] the time when the Native American population was being exterminated, and bounty hunters were hired to kill Native American people [...] So, in order to show that they made their kill, they had to bring back a scalp or their skin."[25] >>>from wikipedia

April 28, 2016 at 12:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Expanded Baker Wetlands proving resource of wildlife, nature lovers, Baker recruitment

read up about boarding schools Stacy Napier and *maybe* you will understand.

April 10, 2016 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: History ignored

read up on treaty law, which according to the US Constitution, is the supreme law of the land.

April 29, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police investigating report of road rage

maybe you are pointing out your own lacking comprehension of the meaning of responsible...

March 18, 2015 at 10:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, father sentenced for selling synthetic marijuana out of Lawrence-born business

sorry but not buying the victim claim. thanks for the survey, don't think many in this town are big bouncing fans. synthetic cannabinoids spritzed on potpourri is about as botanical as a plastic bag. and bears no likeness to the attributes of naturally produced thc. good riddance.

February 21, 2015 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Citizen's petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street

hey hackermike way to go on getting all this free press...new IT guy in town...drawing LOTS of attention to himself. we'll see if the marketing ploy works for - or - against you.

July 30, 2014 at 11:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )