Eventually, the Chiefs will have to change their name and abandon every vestige of their overtly racist past.
There's some online creeper who continually tries to obfuscate debate over the controverisal name as a dedication to former Kansas City Mayor Bartle but that reference only tells half the story: The moniker was also an allusion to the politico's cultural appropriation of Native American imagery for his cringe-worthy affinity for Boy Scout camps.
Reality check for #TBT . . . As much as we are fond of the name and all of the goofy local heritage that goes along with it . . . "The Chiefs" are nothing more than a legacy of racist, insensitive and outdated past that no longer seems relevant amid a cultural shift.
To be clear, we're approaching this topic from the point of view of MARKETING/BRANDING and not social justice.
Delving into the politics of the current cultural shift is a losing proposition that doesn't help the bottom line.
Similarly . . .
This passage seems to apply to the Kansas City Chiefs recruiting sellouts in a desperate attempt to preserve their history . . .
Jason Salsman, a spokesman for Chief David Hill of the Muscogee Nation, said Manfred can't base his opinion on any one stance from a Native community.
"If you just go out and get a group here or there and say you're good, I don't think that's how Indian Country works," Salsman said. "You need to speak to the whole of Indian Country and make sure that you get a grand consensus. I wouldn't say that they have that."
In fairness, the Kansas City Chiefs have attempted to curb their disrespect geared toward Native Americans and have banned mock headdresses.
However, there's no denying that dropping "the chop" will be a much tougher sell.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Native American groups pushed back Wednesday against Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's claim that Indigenous communities support the Atlanta Braves' tomahawk chop. Manfred told reporters at the World Series on Tuesday that Native Americans near Atlanta don't mind the sight of Braves fans' chanting in a faux battle cry during games at Truist Park in Cobb County, north of Atlanta.