Native Americans say no thanks to Redskins

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In a super transparent attempt to bolster public support for their name in the face of public opinion (at least in the rest of the nation) that is turning against them, the Washington Redskins offered to write a blank check for a skatepark the Fort Yuma Quechan (Kwatsan) Tribe had been planning. They even brought a “skatepark designer” with them to present a design that was festooned in red and gold. Tribal officials had little trouble sussing out the ulterior motives, and quickly turned them down. You can read the press release from Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry. I have to wonder which destible “skatepark designer” went along with this embarrassing scheme. Definitely not a “credit to his race.” Was it a real design/build firm? Come on S&A community, let’s uncover this.

In the meantime, enjoy this gratuitous link to Wounded Knee Skateboards.

[Source: Kissing Suzy Kobler - Native News Online] - Thanks to Adam Shahan for the tip.

2 Comments

  1. Please note Native Skateparks is in no way affiliated with the Washington Redskins. Native Skateparks designed the park for the Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe prior to the Washington Redskins contacting the tribe. We do not agree or support the Washington Redskins attempt to bolster public support for their name.

    • I understand there was an earlier proposal, and then the Redskins organization showed up with a different designer and plan in hand, correct?

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