So if you watched the Chiefs yesterday you could clearly hear the crowd doing the tomahawk chop during certain periods of the game. So is it only racist if its in Atlanta? Or does it only become racist once you make it to the World Series or Super Bowl?
I am not seeing much discussion from the political ambulance chasers that seemed to follow the Braves during the post-season.
I will also post my the email I sent to the author of this idiocy.
" Ms. Klick
As an Honorary member, and father of a member of the Heart of America Council’s Honor Society, Tribe of Mic o Say, I can’t say that I am surprised at your article, just severely disappointed. It is disappointing that you would choose to write, and the Star would choose to publish and article that is such incredibly fact free, research lacking, removed from reality, and completely devoid of journalistic integrity. Your article amounts to nothing but a tabloid, garbage hit piece on a well respected incredible organization that has been instrumental in the growth and maturity of literally tens of thousands of young men. This article would not get a passing grade in a Freshman journalism class.
I can only speculate that you intentionally chose to not reach out to any of the hundreds of Business and Community leaders in the KC area that have numerous positive experiences and would give at least some credit for their success to the lessons they learned as member of Mic o Say. There is literally an article in another local and credible publication this year that has a factual take on Mic o Say, perhaps you could learn some lessons; Bob Buckley: We can disagree without being divisive or disrespectful
*Perhaps you could have also done some research on the fact that Mic o Say is so popular that the H. Roe Bartle camp literally has a waiting list for Scouts to work as Staff members. Or how about looking into how much money in scholarships is awarded by Mic o Say. *
Or, here is a novel idea. Why not do a modicum of research and discover that the Heart of America Council was one of the only organizations in the country to successfully execute not one, but two full time overnight summer camps with, as far as I know, no issues with Covid-19 in either camp. Would that possibly put a dent in your agenda?
Personally, I don’t believe the name “Chief”, nor the arrowhead is racist. There are police chiefs, fire chiefs, etc. I do find the Tomahawk chop and the chant that goes with it extremely racist, and any fan of the chiefs or the braves who does it are racists. It does not belong in professional sports and the management of these teams has the power to stop it - they just chose not to.
Its just another area where people think they can impart change by claiming something is racist when its really not. Its hysterical to see all the white political hacks claiming something is racist. We are in the “I’m offended” snowflake generation and people are just looking for attention. It wasn’t offensive at the Braves games until they made the World Series. Its not offensive at Florida State games because they haven’t been good recently.
I will just continue to be “racist” as I cheer on the Braves and will not give it a second thought.
Everyone is different. I had one friend who was slightly native. She found out through a blood test that could trace it back to her family.
She turned into a weird activist about things. The other natives said it’s common. People who didn’t grow up in the struggle, want to get all into the ‘struggle’. What she felt was important wasn’t what the tribe felt was important.
I think people forget, being native American is less about biology and more about culture.