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Indians Fan Wearing “Redface” Confronted by Native-American Man (Photo)

by Zack Williford | Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Deadspin has posted this photo which seems to be a non-amused Native-American man staring down a Cleveland Indians fan with his face painted red in “blackface” style. If this is indeed the case then it is both disrespectful and distasteful.

I am not sure how I would react if I were at a pro sporting event and saw a white fan wearing blackface, standing right in front of me, asking for a handshake.

The arrogance and lack of common decency of some people never ceases to amaze me. It could just be a mistake, but I HIGHLY doubt it.

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  1. nba is fixed says:

    The Cleveland Indians mascot is arguably the most racist and offesnive mascot in American sports.

  2. joe bialek says:

    This issue is the absurdity of absurdities. Let me get this straight: the
    purpose of the Sin Tax is to gouge those who purchase alcohol and cigarettes
    not because anyone is trying to discourage consumption but rather so the
    County can use that money to pay for sports stadiums that do not produce
    anything but a fleeting moment witnessing the passing of a football, the
    dribbling of a basketball and the throwing of a baseball so that such a
    minute tidbit of diversion can be enjoyed by all. The stupidity of this
    proposition is enough to make your head spin even though the spin doctors
    advocating passage of this nonsense are already doing a pretty good job of
    hypnotizing the voters to actually consider supporting it. At least the
    Robber Barons of the previous centuries provided something tangible such as
    oil, steel, railroads etcetera. These team owners do not even provide one
    tangible thing that could ever be considered with the term “value added.”
    Almost everyone discusses this “enterprise” as though it is the same thing
    as industry {which it is not}. The price of admission is essentially a
    voluntary tax paid by those who can afford it to pay those who don’t need
    it. If this isn’t a transfer of wealth I don’t know what is.

    The real outrage here is the fact that taxes on alcohol and cigarettes will
    not be used to aid in the reduction of addiction {hence the reference to
    “sin”} but rather to stuff the pockets of all three teams who could easily
    afford to pay for the repairs themselves. The vote was rammed through the
    last time {under somewhat suspicious circumstances} and hear we go again.
    But this time…not so fast!!! We the voters of Cuyahoga County are going to
    fight the proponents on this one and we don’t care if the teams up and go
    somewhere else {please see my views on entertainment below} because quite
    frankly there are simply more important things than sports and the unearned
    money that comes with it. Those in public office who are too stupid and lazy
    to find other ways to grow a major American city need to resign and leave
    their self-seeking political ambitions on the scrapheap of history. Don’t
    ever let it be said that this was time when the tide ran out on Cuyahoga
    County but rather was the time when the voters rose up to welcome the rising
    tide of change and rebuked this pathetic paradigm our previous elected
    leaders embraced. Let the battle be joined.

    And now to the real underlying issue at hand:

    One of the most disturbing facts about our capitalist nation is the
    misappropriation of funds directed to the salaries of entertainers. Everyone
    should agree that the value an athlete, movie star, talk-show host,
    team-owner, etcetera brings to the average citizen is very small. Granted,
    they do offer a minuscule of diversion from our daily trials and
    tribulations as did the jesters in the king’s court during the middle ages.
    But to allow these entertainers to horde such great amounts of wealth at the
    expense of more benevolent societal programs is unacceptable. They do not
    provide a product or a service so why are they rewarded as such?

    Our society is also subjected to the “profound wisdom” of these people
    because it equates wealth with influence. Perhaps a solution to this problem
    and a alternative to defeated school levies, crumbling infrastructures, as
    well as all the programs established to help feed, clothe and shelter those
    who cannot help themselves would be to tax this undeserved wealth.
    Entertainers could keep 1% of the gross earnings reaped from their endeavor
    and 99% could be deposited into the public coffers.

    The old ideas of the redistribution of wealth have failed, and it is time to
    adapt to modern-day preferences. People put their money into entertainment
    above everything else; isn’t it time to tap that wealth? Does anyone think
    this will reduce the quality of entertainment? It seems to me that when
    entertainers received less income, the quality was much higher.

  3. nba is fixed says:

    When you look at this picture, remember who the real terrorist are. Remember who brought the cigarettes, alcohol, weeds and pigs to this country. Remember who this land originally belonged to.

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