Tell Nike, Pepsi & FedEx They’re Ignoring Native American Wishes and Harming Native Well-Being by Erasing Native Names
The professional left has been calling for years for the erasure of Native American representation in the broader American culture, desiring to strip Native names from professional sports teams and schools across the country.
If the left gets its way, Native Americans will play a much smaller role in American life.
This is an infuriating tragedy. It’s particularly vile considering that all honest polls of Native Americans have demonstrated an overwhelming preference to keep the names. The only exception only polled Natives living on reservations; the authors deemed Natives who had dared to leave the reservation to join in American life “not Native enough” to count.
How’s that for privilege and supremacy?
What makes this all so much worse is that social-science research has demonstrated that destroying this representation – of which most Natives are very proud – hurts the mental health of Natives who are aware of the erasure, especially vulnerable children.
Native American suicide rates fell in years in which the Redskins won the Super Bowl. Representation matters. Imagine what permanently erasing the name might do.
We are contacting the corporations that have been pushing hard for the Redskins to be renamed to tell them to do their duty: find out what Native populations really want and what effect erasure of representation really has, and reverse their companies’ positions in order to support Native dignity and Native well-being.
Read more about these polls and research studies here.
Sign the petition to demand corporate change today!