The pressure will mount. Brady tweeted out an argument from psychologist Dr. Mike Friedman that "social science shows direct connection between Indian team names and depression and other factors that lead to suicide." Friedman "says high suicide rate among Native youth makes Indian mascots an issue of public health, not political correctness."
Brady ended his crusade of a story with Jacqueline Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, who recalled crying and feeling violated when the Washington Redskins Band marched by in a Fourth of July parade in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2000. "There was the band leader in this fake yellow headdress and I just couldn't believe how I felt, like this terrible violation," Pata said. "I actually physically had to turn my back. Tears streamed down my face and I left."
Call us insensitive, but we don't believe a word of it.
Brady and his gaggle of media-elite censors in sports and news sections aren't interested in the fact that a majority of native Americans are not offended. They prefer to pretend that everyone is represented by the Indian radicals who see racism in every fan who loves their Indian mascot, just as every short person in San Francisco sees hate in their Giants.
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