ESPN's Rick Reilly wrote a controversial column last week in defense of the hotly debated Redskins nickname. His comments are gaining negative attention in the Native American community, being satirized in cartoon form by the Indian Country Today Media Network.
The website offers in-depth coverage of Native American news and culture and in the above image, cartoonist Marty Two Bulls takes aim at Reilly saying the Redskins shouldn't change their nickname because most Native Americans aren't offended and it would create a slippery slope of no nickname being safe in sports. Reilly's been blasted for his comments by many voices in the media, but this may be one of the most noteworthy commentaries on his column...
The cartoon mocks Reilly's "expert qualifications" which is something blogs have been doing about Reilly's work for years.
H/T Cork Gaines
Quality capper: "The cartoon mocks Reilly's "expert qualifications" which is something blogs have been doing about Reilly's work for years." Word.
He absolutely made good points, number one being that this is all about making us white people feel better about ourselves. Yeah, it seemed like he was speaking for others and it didn't come off well. But the Native American high school mascots cannot be ignored, and neither can the origin of the name "Oklahoma". I myself know a new Native Americans and yeah they have no problem with the name.
When it comes to issues regarding the Native American community I always turn to cultural expert and historian Bill Simmons. Never Rick Reilly.
Please @James tel us how they really feel. Must Native Americans must REALLY feel the same way about every topic. Pay attention. This "movement" is being led by the Caucasian politically correct police. But I guess those are the only white men whose opinions are valid in this case...
He didn't really make any. He made terrible analogies, and weighted his one inlaw's opinion as how Native Americans REALLY feel.