In a letter to the editor published in the Miami Student , senior Anna Feldman calls on The Woods, known by students as “New Bar,” to change the name of the drink known as “the redskin.” Miami University of Ohio’s mascot was the Redskins until 1997, when controversy over the name caused the school to change the mascot to the Redhawks.
“Now that we all know your drink name is offensive, I have no doubt you’ll take the swiftest action to rename it.” Tweet This
The open letter to the bar outlines the history of the term redskin, writing that the word had a negative connotation and was used to degrade Native Americans. Senior Anna Lucia Feldman, the author of the letter, writes that “the colonial government offered payment for the heads and scalps of Native Americans and redskins became slang for these scalps.”
# What’s the difference between tuna, glue, and a piano? You can tuna piano, but you can’t piano tuna.
# Please refer to previous post on history – here it is again, the same murderous madness:
Responding to the Dallas shooting, the New Black Panthers (NBP) — in the person of Mauricelm-Lei Millere, an NBP advisor and head of the African American Defense League — called on “gangs” across America to attack police. Millere wrote in a Facebook post:
“We are Calling on every gang (Crips and Bloods) and gangsta across the four corners to put in some work because these racist crackas have put themselves in your business. It’s time for the Crips and Blood to shed some blood.”
# Who says border walls don’t work? The Chinese built one 2000 years ago, and they still don’t have any Mexicans.
# That wot you’ve been listenin’ to:
Has an interesting anti-multi-culturalism rant. Being rather fond of languages I’m not keen on his wanting to pitch the Celtic languages from the UK, but they are dying on their own already… Still, having ONE official common language works a heck of a lot better than the exponential growth of translation tables E.U. approach. (What are they up to now, 28 x 28 translation pairs?)
# A boy asks his father, “Dad, why do they say gardeners have green thumbs, when their thumbs aren’t green?”
Dad replies “It’s just a saying, son. It’s like when somebody is caught stealing, they say they have been caught ‘red handed’, even though their hands are actually black.”
# Couple of quick ones:
# And a reminder that it’s been going on forever:
[H/T Chuckles and haiku]