Jason Jones sits down with Native American activists working to change the name of the Washington Redskins.
ahh i love the 1491s
People forget that. The word Redskin was used as proof by white hunters trying to clear our lands that they had killed us. They collected our scalps and other body parts to claim a bounty. WE WERE FUCKING HUNTED LIKE DEER!!! THAT’S WHAT THE FUCKING NAME MEANS, ASSHOLES!
It’s really telling that when I was a kid, in school they taught us that the word was a reference to the oxidizing of different fat-based sun-screens and skin lotions used by indigenous folks.
we were taught not only it was okay, but given a COMPLETE extra lie to give credence to that assertion.