Native Americans are not Indians
Originally Posted by Jewbacca
Originally Posted by Th3RealF0lkBlu3s
I think this does a great job of helping people who don't already see the racial issue of having a team named the Cleveland Indians and using a racist caricature of a Native American. But I do think it's great that Cleveland uses their C logo hat a lot, and I can't remember the last time I saw the mascot on the uniform. Did it happen at all this season?
I think this is reaching pretty far.
Calling someone a "jew" or "********" is almost always used in a negative connotation. I don't see "Indians" in the same way.
. I think when "Indians" is coupled with a racist caricature like Cleveland has, it is racist. I wrote before that Native Americans are not Indians, but I see in the image that they refer to themselves as such. I personally would call that an ignorant misnomer, but if they accept that as their identity, so be it.
You may not see it as an issue because you've become inured to it by society, which isn't the fault of any one individual, but of the collective for not standing up for the rights of all people. Of course, when the population of Native Americans are hardly able to speak for themselves due to their decimated numbers, it makes sense that not enough people feel empathy for their plight in comparison to other minority groups.