Skip to comments.Allegations Accuse The Chicago “Blackhawks” Name To Be Racist
Posted on 10/09/2013 7:35:59 AM PDT by rface
Recent reports surfacing about a particular NFL franchise, the Washington Redskins, created a minor stir throughout the sports world, bringing the Chicago Blackhawks in the argument as well.
What unites the two teams, you might ask? It is the name, which is suggestive of a native group. Not only are the Redskins and Blackhawks involved, but another NFL franchise, the Kansas City Cheifs, and the Cleavland Indians of the MLB. Besides those four main teams, are over 150 other clubs in various sports across North America. Many activist groups for indigenous people have called out these clubs on occasion, with little success.
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Should we be worried? No. A famous study by Sports Illustrated back in 2002 found that 83% of American Indian respondents to a poll said that professional teams should NOT stop using Indian nicknames, mascots, or symbols. Even though it is over a decade old, feelings are still largely the same......
You mean a black hawk isn’t a bird? Just change the logo and they’re good.
WHERE does it END???
Rush suggested they change the name from the Washington Red Skins to the Washington Thin Skins.
And I thought they got the name from a comic book character from my youth.
Blackhawk, his air force, his Chinese friend with a meat cleaver, evil men beware BLACKHAWK!!
How about the Washinton Fore Skins?
I would like to register my formal outrage over Fighting Irish.
No, the Jews might get mad.
I’m concerned that as “victim-envy” increases, the Green Bay team name will be considered homophobic. (My apologies all around to the fans and that fine team.)
Sorry, nothing offensive about the name. Tell the PC a-holes to take a hike and do some reading.
I like that one Sailor! :) Effing Jack @sses! All of ‘em!
The Redskins would obviously become the Rednecks.
Middle America would love it, and merchandise sales would go through the roof, and it'd be a little bit of a middle finger to the libtards.
If any white people complained about being offended it wouldn't matter. We've been told for years that you can't be racist towards white people.
the washington SKIN RASH??
I like it. The Houston Honkeys.
word on the street says that PETA is about to launch a campaign against the Detroit LIONS and the Detroit TIGERS...
When it’s Team 1 against Team B - no more names, just numbers and letters.
Anything US military IS offensive to PC leftards.
Well, excpet for maybe Chelsey Manning.
It wouldn't work: in reality, there's no end to those pricks.
I don't think that wold satisfy the rat leftists. Check my tag line. Go Hawks.
a fan contest determined the new "Chiefs" name in honor of Mayor Harold Roe Bartle's nickname that he acquired in his professional role as Scout Executive of the St. Joseph and Kansas City Boy Scout Councils and founder of the Scouting Society, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say
I want to complain about the use of “Vikings”. And, while I’m here, about “Raiders” and “Pirates”. Naming ballteams after these peaceful, commerce loving groups is offensive. I would respectively propose a name of each of these to: DemonRats.
Fighting Irish ... from a school with a French name...
A state university, where I did graduate work, came under fire several years ago because their school mascot was ‘Redmen’. The U has a large percentage of Native American students.
Like the current angst of a few, that U changed its mascot to RiverHawks.
How many years before PETA or a similar ‘save the riverhawk’ group complains and the mascot gets changed to the petunias or some such?
[There was a time that remark could have been considered sarcasm. In the new pc world, the current mascot MUST be offending someone, somewhere, somehow.]
PC is winning, one mascot change at a time, one disliked word at a time, one complaint at a time.
PC whines allow a majority of a few to cause changes over a minority of many.
We are truly in a bizarro world.
I was kinda hoping for an Indian vs. Braves World Serious.
There are so many names which are offensive based on these criteria.
Buffalo Bills is offensive to the memory of Buffalo Bill Cody.
Milwaukee Brewers is offensive to real brewers.
Dallas Cowboys is offensive to real cowboys.
San Diego Padres and New Orleans Saints are offensive to Catholics.
Chicago White Sox is racist, obviously.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Boston Celtics are ethnic slurs.
New England Patriots must be offensive to liberals who are aghast at any thought of patriotism.
I’m sure there are others, but you get the point, that liberals can find many others besides Indian nicknames to be offended about.
And aren’t all the animal nicknames offensive to animals and PETA liberals????
Go Wings, but I get the drift. LOL I like the Black Hawk logo. ‘Rats disgust me. Wish they’d leaves sports alone (I’m female and the pink football thing is more disgust), heck, they cannot even let kids play tag on the playground. How are they going to learn sports and sportsmanship, have their parents pay for it all?
The Wings have a long, convoluted history leading back to the auto industry, but it could just as easily be a Native American symbol.
I'm showing my age because I'd be a lot more impressed with this person's comments if they were spelled correctly, sigh! Chief and Cleveland are the proper spellings, but then again we learned yesterday about how dumb Americans are in the OECD test.
As for names, we once again learn that Political Correctness boils down to victimology and intolerant people with far too much time to gripe!
To the author: Spelling are our friend
A former CT/Hartford Whaler player, Joel Queenville coaches the team. Never knew of that until they won the Stanley Cup.
A name can’t be racist. This comes from the left’s dogma that all American institutions are racist.
Well as a Muslim I am offended that San Francisco and San Diego are named after Christians. Harumph. They need to change the names of those cities.
Ok, I’m not really a camel jockey...err Muslim.
As much as I detest PETA, I take my hat off to their PR machine. While of course they work with a compliant and fellow traveler media, they still manage to get coverage all out of proportion to their size and advocates. Another of course is that naked female bodies will always attract cameras!
My favorite PETA idiocy of the past in the renaming field is the 'effort' (publicity) to get the town of Fishkill, NY to change its name. Actually, it shocked me that this happened in 1996 so it just goes to show that even someone who would like PETA to stand for PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS remembers some thing that far back!
I like it.
Since the term "teabagger" refers to a homosexual act. Wouldn't this then open the door to other homosexual names?
The Texas/NY Rangers could become the Rump Rangers, for example.
I still can't figure this PC thing out when it comes to homosexual references:
I can still say that something "sucks", but I can't call something "gay".
Why is that?
Just imagine how they would feel about "Corpus Christi!"
Chicago's large scale slaughter of human beings...
Chicago's systemic corruption and one party politics.
Chicago's lack of respect for the second amendment. Black flash mobs robbing stores and beating clerks is offensive.
On my list the term “Blackhawks’ comes in around the 850 mark... little after people who drop pennies on railroad tracks.
I once suggested: The Red’s Kins.
And becoming more apt each day.
We could do like NY City schools. Nothing like the pride of having attended something like PS150.
The Chicago Bears?,Cincinnati "Bengals"? "Buffalo" Bills and while they are at it rename Buffalo too, etc.. Liberalism IS A MENTAL DISEASE!
That’s good. I’m gonna steal that.
that is stupid
all these team names kept the indian legacy alive...as intended. Now all these names will be lost in time. The Indians are fools. Let them eat crow.