The Redskins, an American Football Team, needs to change their name. For years, many Native Americans have complained of the Redskins’ name being racist towards them. They say it does not hold honor to them, it instead reduces them to their skin color and how the pilgrims saw them as. The oppression that this nation has put their culture and people through must be addressed. In 1858, the government had directly taken the reserves given to the Native Americans for resources the nation had wanted.
The most influential organization to chime in is the National Congress of Native Americans. They partnered with the United Church of Christ in an effort to abolish all names and mascots relating to their ancestors. How is it that the Redskins name stays intact with all of these high powered organizations going against it? Despite all these reasons to change the name of the football team, there are many supporters for the name Redskins.
The author in this article argue the school board decision to stop using team names such as Chiefs or Indians, but will be permitted using names with no imagery involved such as Warriors. It seems that there are different views in how to use Native American representation. Supporters argue that no harm done in using these names, on the other hand opponents will argue that using these names is degrading the Native American culture. According to the author, many research’s asked the question, what does these names or mascots represent? The author point view shows that these mascots might bring more harm than good.
Kelly followed up asking Cruz why “doesn’t make sense" to draft women in combat. “It risks putting women in an unsafe situation,” Cruz said. “If you are dealing with a 200 pound jihadist, the idea that we would be forcibly take our daughters and put them in the position of close combat doesn’t make sense. The job of our war fighters is to defeat the enemy not to be a cauldron for social experiments or political correctness.”
The electoral college is a process the founding fathers established in the constitution with the intent to create a safeguard between the population and the selection of a president, and to give extra power to smaller states. However, based on the information presented in the articles the electoral college should be abolished as it violates our right of political equality, and fails to represent a third, independent, party in any election. Although there are many reasons to abolish the electoral college, the principal reason to take action would be the result of an obvious violation of our right to be politically equal. As shown in the chart provided (Doc D) 12 of the lowest populated states and the District of Columbia have almost the
The honoring through recognition that these non-Indians seek to achieve is not attainable through faint attempts to misrepresent a culture they barely know. In I’m Indian Too!: Claiming Native American Identity, Crafting Authority in Mascot Debates by Charles Springwood, “the mascot protesters who claim Indianness are staging what is perhaps a novel form of anti-Indianism because their claims are designed to silence what may be a common, if not majority opinion, among Native Americans about the uses and abuses of Indian imagery in contemporary American movement.” Native Americans who protest the use of these symbols in sports media see the opinions of non-Indians as uncreditable because they are rooted out of emotion and the defense of societal comfort. The fans of these teams love their mascots and these symbols are what has brought our team together, but do not understand how they offend the heritage of those that they falsely represent and bring little honor
Oliver Brown, whose child was denied entry to a white Topeka school, fought to break the ruling of the Plessy v. Ferguson case from 1896. The ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson stated that the separation of schools were constitutional as long as both schools were equal. Brown believed the African American schools in Topeka were not equal to the white schools. He believed his daughter’s rejection was a violation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. However, the court ruled the schools to be “substantially” equal enough that the denial was constitutional under the Plessy doctrine.
Richard Oakes and John Trudell among the students who were involved the original seizure of Alcatraz became vocal with protestation when an idea of turning the Island into a national level park was considered by the San Francisco Interior Department. They demanded a governmental acceptance of their reclamation deed and condemned U.S government for not paying heed to the Indian Treaties. The Indian tribal desire behind the acquisition of Alcatraz Island was to reconstruct it as a place for spirituality, education, preservation of ancient Indian artifacts. Strict Governmental measures were taken to evict those Indians from that Island and the protestors also yielded to the internal conflicts. Far-reaching influence of the capture of Alcatraz Island was observed in the Wounded Knee event and Trail of Broken
In the early seasons, some parents characterized Bart as a bad and negative role model for children and many United States public schools banned The Simpsons merchandise and criticize the TV show. Also in January 1992, the President in that moment, George Bush made a speech during his re-election campaign in which he said: "We are going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family, to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons.” This demonstrate that the Simpsons since their debuted as half-hour prime time show was criticize because of their family
Earls, a member of the school marching band and choir. And Daniel J., who yearned to be on the academic team. They argued for the removal of the mandatory drug tests because it infringes on their rights stated in the 14th amendment. In addition, they argued that “...the school district failed to refer to a special need for testing students… in extracurricular activities. Also, that the policy “…did not address a proven drug problem at the school.”
This is to tell kids that if they get asked a drug, their job is to say no. Donald Trump wants to solve the problem with people giving federal money to stop the issue. Lins Thulia wrote the article “Trump Wants to Bring Back “Just Say No” to Fix the Opioid Epidemic”. Thulia, the author of this article, was against Trump and points out that Trump should just get back to building his wall. Thulia thinks Trump won 't do much about the problem.
In the article “Most Native American-Themed Sports Mascots are Flattering and Not Racist” Chief Lee Vest of the Appalachian Confederated Tribes stated “I personally think it’s an honor to be chosen (as a mascot).” But he quickly points out that “Even though people say they’re silly for pretesting it, the biggest problem for all Native Americans is the use of Redskin.” The use of Redskin is racist and extremely offensive. Chief Lee Vest explains that if history textbooks mentioned that the term “Redskins” was coined during a Native American genocide, the public would understand why it is an offensive term. Native American themed mascots should not be used as sport mascots because of the inaccurate picture they give of the Native American people.
With the Indians finally placed in a spot which is theirs, though far away from where they were born, a fake delegation arises and causes them to withdraw from that land. "It comes to us, not through our legitimate authorities, the known and usual medium of communication between the Government of the United States and our nation, but through the agency of a complication of powers, civil and military. ” (Cherokee letter protesting the Treaty of New Echota, 1836), without looking back, and only viewing their future straight forward, the US takes everything they can and don’t even try to reduce the Native Indians ' pain. Instead of trying to solve the main problem and stop the treaty from forcing the Native Indians out of their land, they sent troops to make it fast and clean. "Our property may be plundered before our eyes; violence may be committed on our persons; even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. …
Hostility not Expression James Peter recently was suspended for refusing to remove a Confederate flag belt buckle to school. The student had refused to remove the belt after the principle told him he needed to remove it because it violated the school policy. The policy was developed a few years back because of racial tension in the district. The student is suing under the first amendment freedom of speech clause with emphasis that the buckle was an expression of his southern heritage and interest in the war and not slavery. According to the fourteenth amendment equal protection clause, case law, and the Turner test for the first amendment the school was well within its rains of authority to ban the flag.