Tuesday, October 04, 2016


Racist, culturally insensitive : High school girls basketball team under fire over poster



A high school girls basketball team has been criticised over a poster promoting their upcoming season. Featuring the girls of the 2016 Clarke basketball team wearing headdresses and war paint, the poster has since been described as 'racist' and 'culturally incorrect'.

According to KCCI, no members of the basketball team are Native American.

Based in Southern Iowa, Vicky Apala-Cuevas of the Oglala Lakota tribe told KCCI that "everything" shown on the poster was culturally incorrect, and painful to look at. "Everything that I saw on the poster does not in any manner depict Native American women and that's the sad part," Apala-Cuevas said. "Our women are very beautiful and to be respected."

She said the way the basketball players were dressed was "culturally insensitive."

Community members and parents of the players have since defended the poster.

Arminda Cosner, a mother of one team member, defended the poster. "These girls are representing being ready for the season to come up, being ready and even nowadays it's an empowering message for women all over and these young women are doing it," said Ms Cosner.

Community members and parents of the players said the poster is meant to show how proud they are to be Clarke Indians.

"These girls are representing being ready for the season to come up, being ready and even nowadays it's an empowering message for women all over and these young women are doing it," said Arminda Cosner, who has a daughter on the team.

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These lamebrain critics seem unable to admit that these Indian themes are meant to CELEBRATE the strong qualities of American Indians

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Old news but who really cares? Cultural appropriation? No more than Indian reservations having poker machines. Did they disrespect native Americans? No I don't think so, at least no intentionally since you never can tell with the victim mentality these days. Should they be punished? Hell no, they should be support and it's time for society to move on. Native Americans should get behind these girls and move into mainstream USA rather than live on the fringe. There is so much they can contribute to society without losing their identity which should be preserved. Perhaps the situation with black African-Americans is deterring them from participating in their future.

Bird of Paradise said...

Here they come again the WHINE WHINE WHINE crowd of habitual whiners their never satified their always whining about something

Anonymous said...

The whiners should build a bridge and get over it already.

AIB/44

Anonymous said...

The lefties are the racists. They try to ban "cultural appropriation" that promotes minority cultures.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Silly silly liberal snowflakes always making mountians out of mole hills when something offends their delicate little snowflakes they want it banned from america becuase it makes them cry

Olaf Koenders said...

Fancy how portraying Native Americans as "brave" and "strong" is somehow "racist". Leftards should punch the face in the mirror every morning for being so spineless and weak. Leftard warpaint is the poo they wear after punching the mirror.

Darzee the Tailorbird said...

If liberals want to see the real face of intollerence they need to just look into a mirror

Anonymous said...

"everything shown on the poster was culturally incorrect, and painful to look at. "Everything that I saw on the poster does not in any manner depict Native American women"

If that is true, then they weren't "appropriating" any culture, no more than dressing as a Zombie.

Olaf Koenders said...

Dressing as a zombie is racist.. Or so I heard Leftards say.. ;)

Anonymous said...

Appropriate cultural appropriation would involve thievery, polygamy, and murder. Native Americans keep reinventing their "culture" to disguise their violent and irresponsible past. They basically moved every time they trashed the area they were living in to get a new area to plunder. Only the resiliency of the plains kept them alive.


MDH

Olaf Koenders said...

Sounds like you're describing "native" Australians there Anon 3:33.