Native Americans in New Jersey do the right thing

Every year, there seems to be another school team deliberating whether or not to change the names of their sports teams out of respect for Native Americans. The Washington Redskins have been through this for the past few years and eventually announced their new name would be the Washington Commanders.

Polls show that only 9% of Native Americans had negative thoughts about the name. It’s the dumb, guilt-ridden, over-educated, dumb white progressives who push for these name changes out of virtue or just plain mental illness.

When the Wildwood Warriors needed to change their team’s name, they asked for input from Indigenous peoples. The Native American Guardian’s Association weighed in. They said a mascot might be offensive, but the name keeps the proud heritage and memory of Native Americans alive. Their thought was “educate, not eradicate”, which makes a lot of sense.

Something that is very rare in social discourse today. The group believes that the removal of Native American imagery from popular culture further discredits their importance in American history.

While some groups want to tear down statues and change the names of buildings or schools to hide from the past, Native Americans apparently see things differently and more wisely.

Maybe we should learn a lesson from the people who originally inhabited this land and reflect instead of having all the overly emotional knee-jerk reactions that seem to dictate our lives these days.

The views expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.

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