Tomahawk, Throw Away The Hate

 

 

Through out this mini inquiry project and learning about the opinion of other natives about how they feel about teams using their heritage as logos and mascots. Personally, my opinion has not changed. I still believe that as long as teams are using the privilege of their heritage respectfully it should be allowed. With that being said, I do believe that some logos are more respectful than others, for example the Cleveland Indians logo seems to be a little more offensive compared to a team such as the Edmonton Eskimos. Based on the statistics given by Sophie in my group, only 23% of first nations peoples actually want the logos and names changed. Of coarse this doesn’t mean 23% of all the native population want a name change because I’m sure a lot of natives could also care less. Big names in the Native community like Clyde Bellecourt, the American Indian Movement founder said, “Native Americans no longer want to be mascots for America’s fun and games.” But I feel like the use of saying “Native Americans”, are suggesting that all natives want the name change. Based on the videos watched in class many natives interviewed really didn’t mind the name the “Redskins” because they saw it as pride in their past, but at the same time because the video was posted by the Redskin organization they could of easily only show those who agree with the name. Over time though the logos have gotten better, in earlier years the Atlanta Braves had a signature dance that involved a tomahawk throw, their logo was also a native with feathers screaming, this team was also known for having one of the most degrading and offensive logos and cheers, so this follows my thinking on this controversy because the Braves are obviously not being respectful of natives by following obvious stereotypes. In conclusion I believe as long as the people who are supporting these teams and using these logos are treating the natives heritage the way that they would want their own heritage to be treated, using these logos should be allowed.

2 Reasons Why Piggy is the Best Friend You’ve Always Wanted But Never Knew You Needed

 

He’s chubby, almost blind, has asthma, and yeah at first he was a tad annoying but what BEST friends aren’t?

1. He never hogs the spotlight

 

 

 

When it comes to having a best friend you always want people to know you’re best friends, I mean what’s worse than someone calling your best friend their best friend right. But do you really want your friend to out shine you? Don’t worry about it, if you love attention Piggy here wouldn’t dare! He’ll stand by you without stealing the show, I mean he’ll do anything to avoid the fat jokes, or how about that cute girl in your math class who just became single? We all know he’s not much to look at.

 

2. He gives the best advice

 

 

 

Everyone loves a blanket fresh out of the dryer or a warm cup of hot chocolate during winter but you know what’s more comforting than both of those? The warm hug that is… friendly advice! Piggy to Ralph is like Remy to Lou from “Ratatouille”, always behind the scene but also kind of pulling the strings (in a friendly way). Piggy’s the type of guy to give you rational advice but also understands the fun sides of things. For example, someone’s giving you a hard time? Piggy will tell you to stay calm but also how could get back at them.

What it means to be human

Humans need to communicate

humans want to be happy

humans want to connect

humans need friends/companions

humans like to help

humans can be empathetic

humans need hopes and dreams

humans sometimes strive for knowledge

humans are afraid of each other

humans abuse power

humans are selfish

In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about the innocence of two children in the town of Maycomb, Alabama in the time of the Jim Crow laws. I learned throughout reading the novel that the world is not as perfect as it may seem or as much as you want it to be. In this novel Jim and Scout Finch grow up seeing their lawyer father protect a black man. Although everyone knows this man is innocent for the simple fact that he is black he is treated unfairly and eventually prosecuted. The children put every last bit of faith into their father that he would be able to convince the jury that he is innocent and his loss in court destroyed the children’s hope to overcome the color of his skin.