Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Shawnee Mission 'Indian' Life Lesson

Times are changing and this old school moniker no longer inspires pride but serves as a divisive symbol of persecution and hate . . . Moreover, school mascots only matter to sad souls dedicated to reliving their long gone glory days.

Check the debate ramping up . . .

Shawnee Mission Board of Ed to re-examine 98-year-old 'Indian' mascot

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The movement to get rid of Native American mascots will finally be discussed by the Shawnee Mission Board of Education. Hundreds of alum are now working with current students to get the school board to change the name of this mascot.

21 comments:

Super Dave said...

The name Shawnee Mission was all about Indians. Like many other missions, was established as a manual training school attended by boys and girls from Shawnee, Delaware, and other Indian nations from 1839 to 1862 that were located in eastern Kansas.

Has anyone such as these snot nose kids whose idea this is thought to get some Native Americans take on the issue? Wonder what these kids would think if some group attempted to stamp out all of their families history in the future?

If I was a Native American I'd be proud to see a school whose mascot paid homage to my race.

Anonymous said...

So it was a re-education camp. Gross. What does the mascot look like? Stereotypical? As a 64th Indian, take that shit down.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Oh STFU with that BS, it was an educational school to teach them to read, write, spell, math and all the good things kids today no longer appear to be learning as they are to busy destroying history and playing games on a phone.

Anonymous said...

BS? GTFO with your revisionist history, you’re grandpa was probably a sooner.
That’s why they weren’t fully recognized citizenships till 1924 in their homeland.
That’s why they had to travel with a certificate saying they were good Indians, where the phrase “the only good Indian is a dead Indian” originates.
How the fuck they get along for thousands of years, genius? They had no mortgage but you do you, the joke is on you boomer!

Anonymous said...

First try to do complete sentences in English.

Anonymous said...

And so far only Super Dave has made a decent and correct comment.

Anonymous said...

Is that all you got CHUD? See, I capitalized the sentence, then used an interrogation symbol that elicits a response. Maybe I should have gone to one of these elite, educational, camps.

Anonymous said...

It would probably have helped you a lot, to be honest. You haven't been able to master you're/your, your second 'sentence' actually doesn't make any sense, and neither do your last two 'sentences'. Helping verbs like 'did are common usage, such as:

"How the fuck DID they get along..."

Just as an example. Also what in the world does that last sentence even mean?

"They had no mortgage but you do you..."

What? So this is why it would be best for you to stick to click language or facial expressions to express your silly opinion. The stupidity and ignorance come through loud and clear, so good job! In the end you do actually communicate something. ;)

Anonymous said...

So far only stupid dave has commented on this thread. He does it all the time.

Anonymous said...

False, unless you are Super Dave.

Anonymous said...

Instead of the school mascot etc, I would be more concerned with the morals and lack of honor in the students. One former student I know, slept with so many men in Mission Ks that she could not keep count. Then did a gang bang porno video in her early 20's thats on the net somewhere. Cheats on husbands. Ignore the mascot thing and set the kids on a path to self respect and decent living.

Charlie Horse said...

Heep 💩💩💩 idea.

Anonymous said...

If not for naming things after American Indians they would be forgotten. They built nothing, write nothing and invent nothing. Neat words is all they added to the English ran and invented world. Sorry your lucky the colonizers took pity on the savages.

Anonymous said...

super dave, your opinion is well said, but the mascot is pretty raciallized = not a flattering profile. maybe if the mascot were a more dignified looking warrior ...

and plus the mission may not have been so virtuous. think about the federal territories when managed under frank pierce or james buchanan administrations, e.g. the indian agents and missionaries were all vetted by southern senators and no one could go in unless pro slavery because they didn't want any development along free soil lines like ohio or indiana hell no if there was ever to be development of inndian lands (kansas today) they would be along slavery lines. the army would have all types but positions of leadership, indian agents, approved missionaries allowed into the territories, etc they all had to be "correct" on the slavery question.

Anonymous said...

Gosh I hope China wins.

Anonymous said...

The kid's futures and their values are more important than the "Indians name". Frankly I am very tired of the indian's gripes. Lets change and remove all connotations to Indians and just forget them and erase their memory from our history.

All they did was kill each other and the settlers. Forget them. Change the SMN mascot to the Champions, Winners, or Best.

Anonymous said...

CHUD boy scurried away from that beating. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Change the name and forget American Indians. They built no cities, no laws, no lasting culture, no inventions, no bridges, no monuments, no written books, no nothing. Even now in the reservations, the men smash the teeth out of their wives, most have NO FRONT TEETH. The abuse the women there go thru is something you can't imagine. Drug use and booze addition is the norm. They just wait for the US govt checks to arrive. Forget Indians.

Anonymous said...

It’s incredible to think how a group of people were tortured and killed and the remainder left without anything and currently being erased. There is all that you mentioned and more in culture but I only blame the education system that focuses on Europe. This comment is on par with George Floyd deserved to die because he sold drugs. Shameful sir.

Anonymous said...

What does Sharice say?

Anonymous said...

If "Fighting Indians" is a good enough mascot for Haskell University in Lawrence why is it not good for SMN?