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During a recent basketball game, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota youth Monge Cha Eastman, 14, was attacked in a bathroom by non-Native students for distributing ‘Not Your Mascot’ t-shirts. One student blocked the door, while another physically assaulted Monge. Other non-Native students surrounded them, egging on the violence.
originally posted by: IridiumFlareMadness
I will never understand why it is so offensive to use a "person" as a mascot when it was originally used as a tribute to said person.
originally posted by: Athetos
Also to bad that people can't see a person with redskin colour as a mascot as a honour.
originally posted by: cryptic0void
a reply to: IridiumFlareMadness
Mostly because you were never used as a mascot being part of the master (white) race?
Good, then I'll name my team the KKKrazies rednecks with long beards and shotguns will be my mascot.
Hope you don;t mind, it is out of respect for the warrior abilities of redneck settlers
originally posted by: IslandOfMisfitToys
a reply to: theonenonlyone
Not to mention the term "redskin" is akin to 'n-word'......
The group also said that Sisseton High School uses the Redmen as a mascot as an excuse to hold mock pipe ceremonies during homecoming coronation. Persephone Eastman, a Junior in high school, has witnessed the coronation ceremony for herself, and she says it was “really offensive.” “I want the name change because without the name they can’t do the coronation. Both the name and coronation are offensive because it’s a misrepresentation of who we are as Dakota people. They paint themselves with our sundance symbols on their arm like its nothing, like it has no meaning or sacredness to it. They have a fake medicine man that has a vision of who is crowned, with a headdress,” Persephone states.
originally posted by: thesaneone
How come no one bitches about the Celtics?
originally posted by: theonenonlyone
What would you think if someone used Jewish Americans, African American, Polish Americans..etc as mascots. There would be outrage and there would validity to that outrage.