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Redskins Name Controversy: Mainstream Media Exaggerates Racial Divide in America
Posted By kit On October 10, 2013 @ 12:43 pm In Featured Stories,Hot News,Tile | Comments Disabled
Media hypes up controversy so they can falsely label gov’t critics as “racist”
October 10, 2013
The mainstream media is currently hyping up controversies surrounding the names of sport teams accused of sounding racist in order to exaggerate the prevalence of racism in America, which makes it easier for politicians to suppress their opposition by falsely labeling them “racist.”
The news wire is now flooded with articles which insist that the namesakes and logos of the Washington Redskins, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Blackhawks are racial epithets and must be changed.
The Washington Post in particular has published numerous articles insisting that the Redskins change its name after President Obama said Saturday that he would probably do so if he owned the American football team.
By promoting these controversies, media outlets are attempting to make racism seem more commonplace in America than it actually is so that the public is more likely to believe a lie that someone, such as opposition to the status quo, is racist.
These outlets are simply engaging in a derivative of McCarthyism by raising the specter of racial tensions in an era where racism is rejected and vilified as it should be.
Many Americans refuse to take the media’s bait.
“What would a name change have an impact on?” a Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan asked. “Not only would the five Stanley Cup banners in the rafters of the United Center lose a little of their meaning, but the statues of Blackhawks’ greats just outside the building would also have lost luster.”
“Millions and millions of dollars in memorabilia would be out-of-date and lets face it: any word behind Chicago that isn’t Bulls, Bears or Blackhawks just doesn’t sound right.”
The irony here is that the name “Blackhawks” doesn’t even refer to a group of people at all: it refers to a person, Chief Black Hawk of the Saux Nation.
On the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona, Red Mesa High School’s football team is called the Red Mesa Redskins.
“We just don’t think that (name) is an issue,” Tommy Yazzie, a superintendent for the Red Mesa school district, said to ABC News. “There are more important things like busing our kids to school, the water settlement, the land quality, the air that surrounds us. Those are issues we can take sides on.”
“Society, they think it’s more derogatory because of the recent discussions.”
This is precisely the intent of the mainstream media: to hype up these discussions so that society at large thinks that there is widespread racial friction in America.
That way, whenever anyone criticizes big government, media and political pundits can falsely label him “racist” and the public will believe it.
We are already starting to see an effect as Americans fear that anything they say – whether it be the name of a color or even the phrase “Chinese food” – could sound “racist.”
This is simply a siege on our self-realization.
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