Hypocrisy At Work

Take down the flag- the Confederate flag. Its about time that this symbol of racism is eradicated. Why however, have the cries for doing away with emblems of racism and discrimination which exist in the world of sports gone unheeded.  The Washington Redskins will take the field this Fall and the Cleveland Indians will continue to sport Chief Wahoo (who returns the favor by cursing their play).  Redskins belong in the same category as the N word and Chief Wahoo is as insulting as Black Sambo. All the arguments made for banishing the Confederate flag can also be made for getting rid of the Redskins name as well as Chief Wahoo. Concerning the latter, just how appropriate is it to refer to a baseball team as Indians? Native Americans deserve as much respect as any hyphenated American - African,Irish, Asian Italian etc. If the Confederate flag comes down and the Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo continue to thrive it will only demonstrate our hypocrisy at work.

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