Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Is the name "Redskins" racist?

Native issue:
Frank from ABQ call to Tom Bauerle Show WBEN, Buffalo, NY  3-17-15

"I guess you’d call me an outsider but if local Native Americans say the name "Redskins" is racist you should believe them.
I’m looking at this issue as a political activist & community boat-rocker. Smart activists such as John Kane ("Let's Talk Native") know you got to take small steps to get change. Lancaster was just a stepping stone to the grand prize... forcing the Washington Redskins to change their name. The school board did Lancaster a favor, otherwise history of this issue won’t be friendly to the city. Go down to Mississippi and see the ghost towns like WOODville (lol) that kept their old timey racist ways. 
When John Kane was interviewed on WBEN it was one of few times WNY got to hear a valid legitimate argument on your Conservative wacko station…"
Click… Hang up

UPDATE: We're getting reports that many People in Lancaster, NY want to start a "civil war" to keep the Redskins mascot. Protest planned...

Frank f/ ABQ call to "Think Again" w/ L. Nathan Hare 3-21-15
U need more radio time. 1st caller Tony is just representative of the overwhelming anger and frustration that exists on the left. The Young Turks did a great video this week about attack Iran frenzy. Wow I cant use the words on your show
Everything you said is on the money, video can be so damning, like the one of Netenyaho in 2002 saying how great the Middle East would be if bush invaded Iraq and got rid of Saddam. Just another example of GOP “wrong all the time cult

I wanted to point out the frenzy WBEN local hosts whipped up over the Redskins mascot issue was the height of irresponsibility. After all these years I finally got a call thru the Tom Bauerle Show, and I tried to warn the Conservatives in Lancaster to think about what they were doing with the protest. And once videos of the LHS protest circulated in social media  it was too late… Remember damning video.
Of course Bauerle started insulting me and changed the subject going on about how he had a friend who was half Native-American and he lived in Florida & the south and never saw any racism, instead of sticking to the context of my call.

So I had to grimace, the next morning watching all the videos of Lancaster school kids walking down the street chanting “Redskins, Redskins”.  I hate to say it but IT reminded me of the University of Oklahoma's fraternity's racist chant video.

Now I don’t know Lancaster, but I’m thinking they have problems just like every town in USA, the community can rally around. So I went in the Internet and found
There’s an article in Psychology Today concerning the high rates of Lancaster, NY residents suffering from anxiety, depression and relationship issues. That seems like a vital issue.
Or maybe the article in the Buffalo News about how “The pesky open trash & rat infestation in Lancaster is not going away” That sounds like a REAL issue for the community to gather round unless people of Lancaster want to keep RedSkins ...and the Black Plague too.

As you can imagine there lots of Natives in Albuquerque, show I showed the LHS protest videos to a group to get their reaction First thing they wanted to know was where the hell is Lancaster, NY so I gave them some specifics, and One of my Native friends said “Hey, how would they like it if we got our kids to walk down the street shouting:  Polacks Polacks"?
end call 

NOTE: Frank from ____ ABQ, Riverside, Tampa, Niagara Falls is a bad mofo. He learned how to make a point in under a minute at comment sessions during City & County government meetings. As a complement to organizing real protest movements Frank used letter/e-mail writing campaigns, news comment boards & the talk radio to get the VOICE corporate media wouldn't give him. 

THINK about this: Concerned Citizens work for months to ORGANIZE a protest rally/march... and what, maybe 500 people show up. AM radio waves reach out as far as 17 states on 50,000watts. Frank from ____ has reached millions. And this guy can MAKE A POINT!

This video/audio starts with calls for JUSTICE and ends with gunshots

©2015 Frank f/ ABQ