That glare is all I care about.
telling someone they’re a pitiful fool with only your eyes is a subtle art. this man has perfected it.
This guy makes the rest of us Tribe fans look like idiots.
I personally think any fan wanting to keep the names indians, tribe, or chief wahoo look like idiots.
Well I can respect that opinion, as someone from the NEOhio area, it’s hard to separate the Indians name and the names of all the places in Ohio that are Native-based. Cuyahoga, Miami (including Maimi University), Beaver Creek, Tuscarawus, Delaware, Chippewa Lake, etc. are just a handful of examples. While these are not names of sports teams, they also make note of and honor the Native peoples who have come before us. Naming all of those places does not make all Indians fans idiots. (I’d also like to add here I worked and coached for Chippewa HS and our mascot was Chief Chipp, but I heard no complaints there. So why just focus on the large scale?)
A team in Germany should never be the Jews, nor should we ridicule the original peoples of the Americas. However, I refuse to go back to our original name of the Cleveland Spiders. (Nor should we have a team be called the Rubber Ducks, but I digress) And regardless of the name, the professional baseball team in CLE will always be a point of pride and place of many memories to those who love and support the team.
So please do not assume that all who love that name are idiots. Many of us are aware of the issues surrounding the name, but that does not mean we wear red face, or black face, for that matter.
I am from Cleveland. I lived there for almost 30 years. So please don’t make assumptions about what I know. I am also aware that Native Americans have been protesting the team name and mascot for my entire life. My father worked at the Cleveland Stadium that was torn down in the 90’s. I don’t have a problem with being proud of Cleveland teams. I’m a hard-core Browns fan. However, I think when we name a team after a group of people and make them a mascot — it is dehumanizing. I also think that it isn’t up to white people to determine what a Native American should and should not find offensive.
Also, I never said that all Cleveland team fans wear red face. I just thought this picture makes the argument to keep the name and mascot difficult and hoped it would help persuade those sticking to the argument of tradition and pride to open their minds a little.
Was your high school team a nationally recognized team? Did you have Native Americans in the area? Just because no one said something doesn’t make it right.
Finally, it is VERY easy to separate naming land forms or geographical locations from the name of a team.
a story about tumblr’s collective ability to fact check
1918-1920. “Blair Mansion, 1651 Penn Ave., [Washington, D.C.]” National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress.
Except Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Not the Constitution.
"I once threw a pen at a kid’s head for raising his hand in class and saying that PMS should disqualify women from leadership positions."
An action film.
With a female lead.
Played by Scarlett Johanssen
With no love interest.
And Morgan Freeman.
I had no idea how much I wanted this until this moment.
My very ambitious April TBR.
Game of Thrones Floral Minimalist
Based on (x)
Rye, England (by Bobrad)