AH, POLITICAL correctness. As of late it guidelines the American panorama.
Political correctness adjustments every thing, makes every thing proper, undoes all wrongs, or so we’re led to consider.
Take the Washington Soccer Group, for instance. For many years they had been the Washington Redskins, however that title got here to be politically incorrect.
Being half Chippewa, that title by no means bothered my Indian heritage. And if they’d been known as the “Whiteskins,” that title wouldn’t have insulted my Caucasian aspect.
Has dropping “Redskins” modified something? Not that I can see. It doesn’t matter what they’re known as, Washington remains to be a mediocre soccer staff that doesn’t have a superb quarterback.
The noble Native American face that adorned Washington helmets is gone, yet another means Indian historical past is being tossed apart. Quickly there will probably be nothing to remind us that there have been individuals on this land earlier than the Europeans compelled their means into what’s now America.
The Atlanta Braves declare they’ll maintain their title, however in time, political correctness will doubtless catch as much as them, too. Indian braves had been proud warriors, however there are these amongst us who would say that utilizing “Braves” because the title of a baseball staff is degrading to the American Indian.
To be designated a “courageous” was an honorable tribute among the many tribes, however some don’t need the phrase related to a sports activities franchise. For some motive, they see it as a slur. The nickname solely implies that Atlanta’s gamers take into account themselves robust and fearless like an Indian Courageous. At the very least that’s the way in which I see it.