My Name:Rick Cuevas I Blog on Tribal Disenrollment, the Stripping of Tribal Citizenship
Disenrollment = IMMORAL Abuse of POWER
Thursday, May 22, 2014
GOOD GRIEF: SENATORS FALL into the EASY ISSUES TRAP Send letter to NFL to Change REDSKINS NAME
EARNING THE McENROE "YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS" award, Democrat Senators fall into what Cedric Sunray called, the EASY ISSUES Trap, going after headlines, not after what is seriously wrong in Indian Country. NICKNAMES & MASCOTS are NOTHING but a shiny object to distract from the abuses tribes put upon their OWN PEOPLE.
Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is nothing less than a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.
In a letter, 49 senators cited the NBA's quick action recently to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after he was heard on an audio recording making offensive comments about blacks. They said Goodell should formally push to rename the Redskins.
"We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports," read the letter, which did not use the word "Redskins."
All the senators who signed the letter are Democrats. Another, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., wrote his own letter urging the name change.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has refused to change his team's name, citing tradition.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., led the letter-writing effort.