Originally Posted by CoopaLoop
I am never going to pretend that I know what a Native American is thinking about mascots being used in sports. As a white man, I have no idea.
But I am damn sure I am never going to say THEY SHOULD BE HONORED by it. The arrogance and ignorance in that statement is overwhelming.
I completely agree with this. It's never appropriate for someone who isn't part of a particular group to speak for that group as though the people in it can't speak for themselves.