But I am only one indigenous voice, and I know there are those who may disagree. As I said, this issue can be complex. Now let me assert here that, when Rosa Parks decided not to give up her seat on that bus in the south back in the 60's, there were some African American people who. Fans performing 'tomahawk chops' at games are insulting and highly offensive, not an honor. Are we seeing a pattern here? Let me put it this way, I don't care what it is you think you want to 'honor' someone with, if they tell you it is not an honor, well then guess what? So, in that. Well, I have two thoughts about that. Here is a famous quot; to ponder: "Inaction to racism IS racism." There is a lot of truth to that. If we stand by and do nothing when we see racism in action, then we are culpable.
Today the "Indian" 'mascot' serves to trivialize and subjugate us, to relegate us to second-class citizens, and reduce us to mythological status. We are like a fairy tale to most Americans.