Ellen Carvill-Ziemer 
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Re: “The Curse of Chief Wahoo

Living in the land of Chief Wahoo (and having to listen to comments like so many above) is a daily shameful reminder of how so many white people rationalize away our racist history and deep subconscious biases. We COULD choose to do the honorable thing--apologize, change, create a new mascot--and then we could be proud of ourselves. But no...and before someone accuses me of being "ashamed" of the color of my skin, I'm not ashamed of the color of my skin or the many gifts passed on to me by my ancestors, but I AM ashamed to be associated with so many people who say things like "long live Wahoo". All people make mistakes and people of all races do evil things and we white people have done plenty of both, but honorable, civilized people know how to say "I'm sorry" and set things right. Who is the savage here?

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Posted by Ellen Carvill-Ziemer on 04/26/2012 at 12:10 PM


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