Thursday, May 19, 2005

Indians Don’t Consider “Warriors” Offensive

Via Sykes writes, Journal-Sentinel sportswriter Michael Hunt discusses how one band of Wisconsin Indians don’t mind “Warriors:”
Up at the Lac du Flambeau Public School, on the Lac du Flambeau reservation in the northern part of the state, the athletic teams go by the nickname Warriors. The logo is a profile of a Chippewa Indian.

The school district is virtually all Native American, including the Ojibwa tribe. There is an academic and values achievement program called the Warrior Challenge. It’s about prideful self-determination.
For all but the most terminally politically correct, the cat is out of the bag. Indian nicknames are something that offends self-righteous white leftists, and a handful of Indian racial hustlers who specialize in telling self-righteous white leftists what they want to hear. They don’t offend real-world Indians.

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