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Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby maryjane48 » Sep 8th, 2017, 1:07 pm

The chief of a Chilliwack First Nation is applauding a local hockey team for retiring an "inappropriate" mascot — but say it's disappointing that it took so long to remove it.


http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/brit ... -1.4280098


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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby lesliepaul » Sep 8th, 2017, 7:26 pm

maryjane48 wrote:The chief of a Chilliwack First Nation is applauding a local hockey team for retiring an "inappropriate" mascot — but say it's disappointing that it took so long to remove it.



..........after no offers of money were put on the table to keep it.

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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby Carrs Landing Viking » Sep 8th, 2017, 8:41 pm

Absolutely nothing wrong with their mascot. Some people need to get a life.

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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby Dizzy1 » Sep 9th, 2017, 12:14 am

"Racist" - "inappropriate" - give it a rest.

Guess showing a German wearing lederhosen is "racist" too. Good grief - too many snowflakes.
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby madmudder » Sep 9th, 2017, 4:39 am

The only reason it's racist is because you make it racist Chief.

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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby jimmy4321 » Sep 9th, 2017, 5:00 am

I think it's all in how it's used, in this case it's not racist. They picked a chief for a mascot for a good reason, otherwise they would have gone with Minnie Mouse.

If it were used to sell liquor, Yes that would be racist.

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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby Jlabute » Sep 9th, 2017, 7:03 am

The next step to reconciliation, is taking non-native children away from their families and putting them in native communities. I think this would probably end up with full assimilation if we did this.

Chief Wannawin is actually quite creative and funny. He looks cuddly too.
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby dirtybiker » Sep 9th, 2017, 8:27 am

And in Alberta...

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/02/22/k ... y-fans-say

Maybe all the games teams need to adopt names more suitable
to the times.

The Snowflakes
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My favorite "The Scathing Glare Touchy Feely Football Club"
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby Dizzy1 » Sep 9th, 2017, 8:53 am

dirtybiker wrote:And in Alberta...

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/02/22/k ... y-fans-say

Maybe all the games teams need to adopt names more suitable
to the times.

The Snowflakes
The Dew-Drops
Light Loafers.

My favorite "The Scathing Glare Touchy Feely Football Club"

Don't forget - if one team starts to win, give the other team an equal amount of points so they can all be whiners, I mean winners.
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby TreeGuy » Sep 9th, 2017, 9:02 am

dirtybiker wrote:And in Alberta...

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/02/22/k ... y-fans-say

Maybe all the games teams need to adopt names more suitable
to the times.

The Snowflakes
The Dew-Drops
Light Loafers.

My favorite "The Scathing Glare Touchy Feely Football Club"


I totally get how the emblem for the team in this case is offensive. "Killam Indians" And I sort of get how the Tomahawk Chop was offensive. But Chief Iwannawin is fairly benign.
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby alfred2 » Sep 9th, 2017, 10:11 am

dirtybiker wrote:And in Alberta...

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/02/22/k ... y-fans-say

Maybe all the games teams need to adopt names more suitable
to the times.

The Snowflakes
The Dew-Drops
Light Loafers.

My favorite "The Scathing Glare Touchy Feely Football Club"

if it bothers him so much do not go to the arena, after all he does not live in killam. This getting to be to much, what is next, if you do not show them the money they get bothered . :200:
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby maryjane48 » Sep 10th, 2017, 3:44 pm

is that what first nations want alfred ? just money ? and sayin that about the whole race equals what ?
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby Dizzy1 » Sep 11th, 2017, 11:13 pm

maryjane48 wrote:is that what first nations want alfred ? just money ? and sayin that about the whole race equals what ?

Nah, they don't just want money. Seems like they've been starving for attention as well lately.
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby techrtr » Sep 12th, 2017, 5:45 am

I think it's time to retire mascots like that. I'm just waiting to see what will happen with the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, and even the Chicago Blackhawks logos (although the Blackhawks logo is quite dignified, I'm sure someone will take offence to it).
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Re: Chilliwack retires racist mascot

Postby the truth » Sep 12th, 2017, 7:40 am

madmudder wrote:The only reason it's racist is because you make it racist Chief.


exactly..................
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