There is a high school in Oklahoma that calls their athletic teams the “Redskins”. No, really — all the national debate about offensive sports team names sailed right on by them, and after years of public discussion elsewhere, it took until 2016 for McLoud, Oklahoma to stop and debate whether their name is inappropriate.
They had a public discussion, and then the school board voted to keep an ethnic slur as the proud label for their football team.
But that’s not all! Let’s abuse American Indians who argued against the name!
Bella Aiukli Cornell, a 14 year old Native American girl and a citizen of Choctaw Nation, gave a testimony against the name and mascot of the McLoud High School Redskins in December, at a school board meeting. A male peer, and a racist, yelledget off the stage, squaw!
Nice to know the rot extends to all ages.
We’ve got a lot of history,said Albert Baldwin, 74, a life-long resident of McLoud.I don’t know anyone around here that objects to being a Redskin. If there is, I don’t know about it.
That is simply the perfect explanation for this phenomenon.