By Tim Graham ~
Despite its own embarrassing poll result – that nine out of ten native Americans have no hostility to the Washington Redskins team name – The Washington Post is staunchly standing by its censorious liberal position. On Wednesday, they posted a staff editorial titled “Mr. Snyder’s losing battle with the next generation: Sidwell Friends bans Washington football team apparel.”
So Sidwell Friends – the leftist Quaker private school that educated the children of Obama, Clinton, and Gore, as well as Joe Biden’s grandchildren – represents “the next generation.” The editorial began:
Sidwell Friends School has been shaped by the values of its Quaker founders, foremost among them the imperative “to show kindness and respect toward one another.” Because the school’s dress code forbids students from wearing clothing with messages or images that conflict with the school’s values, students were right to argue that apparel bearing the offensive name of Washington’s football team shouldn’t be allowed. Good for them in taking a principled stand, and good for the school’s administrators in agreeing.
Starting this fall, students at the private school won’t be allowed to wear clothing with the name or logo of the team.
The Post cited how the students there heard from Indian activist Gyasi Ross and concluded that wearing Redskins gear “perpetuates stereotypes and takes the voice away from Native Americans in our society.” But it’s the Post now that’s ignoring the voice of most Native Americans in their own opinion survey.
They continued by boldly predicting they were still “on the right side of history,” which sounds like a little Redskins-climate denial:
Mr. Ross, a member of the Blackfeet Nation who writes about race and social justice, also told students during his Feb. 29 appearance that “Quakers are always on the right side of history.” It is to the credit of Sidwell students that they took his words as a challenge and not mere observation. ….Washington team owner Daniel Snyder should take note of the fact he is losing the battle with America’s next generation. Eventually the team’s name will change.