June 18, 2010 at 8:29pm
Re: Racism Regulations at World Cup...broken--TELL ESPN this is not OKAY
Oh for heaven's sake!!! Stop with this stupid paranoia already! Don't you have any more important issues to deal with (like your peoples' alcoholism, domestic violence, children abuse and such) that you have to waste your time with issues like a mexican fan wearing an Indian headdress? In case you forget, many mexicans are of indian origin too...those headdresses might have been Aztec, for all you know! Stop being so arrogant and self-centered. How do you want the world to respect you when you behave like total morons most of the time? It's your intolerant attitude that contributes to the racism against your species.
1) We saw the photos. There's no such thing as an Aztec headdress that looks like a Plains headdress. That Jirousek think they're interchangeable is proof of the problem.
2) Stereotyping contributes to alcoholism, domestic violence, child abuse, and such.
3) Most people can handle several problems at a time. It's called multitasking.
4) "It's your intolerant attitude that contributes to the racism against your species" is an unfounded opinion unsupported by anything resembling a fact.
This is like saying, "The South maintained Jim Crow laws because blacks were too uppity." Or, "People hunt whales because whales think they own the ocean." You can say and think whatever you want, but unless you have some evidence, your opinion is probably worthless.
FYI, calling Indians a "species" also contributes to the racism against the "species." Duh.
Maybe Jirousek is tacitly admitting she comes from another planet. That could explain a lot.
Her comments remind me of Archie Bunker's statement about blacks:
If I'm right, the public is too ignorant about Indians to know their feelings about headdresses. Therefore, Indians who protest headdresses can't cause the harm Jirousek imagines.
Protesting racism causes racism?!
Proving that people who excuse racism are often racists themselves, here's some background on Jirousek. She's a white woman with cats who lives in Lausanne, Switzerland. She has a mere 34 friends on Facebook--down from 36 when this controversy started. In her own words, her experience with Natives includes this:
I have seen what Indians are really like. I lived with one, you know? He and many others were just pathetic alcoholic parasites. THOSE are the people who hurt your cause. Not the ones who wear your SACRED plastic headdress for fun.
NDN Sports Mascots Issue
where they cheer for Indian mascots and attack the Indians who protest them.
Is SkyHawkFireHeart the Native boyfriend she obviously hates? With his made-up name, he sounds like a European hobbyist. But I guess he's real:
Let's delve deeper into Jirousek's theory of racism and see if we have it straight.
For at least 450 years, I think we can all agree, whites were prejudiced against Indians. Manifest Destiny, genocide, etc. But all that changed about 50 years ago. Suddenly the centuries of race-based hatred disappeared, never to be seen again.
In its place a new form of prejudice arose. Whites started despising Indians because Indians started protesting the previous racism against them. The old hate was gone, but a new hate replaced it.
This hate was all the Indians' fault. Because Indians grew intolerant of racism, white people grew intolerant of them. This had to be the problem because, as everyone knows, whites are open and tolerant toward minorities.
Thus we arrive at Jirousek's position today. "It's your intolerant attitude that contributes to the racism against your species." If Indians would just resume tolerating racism, as they did a century or two ago, the racism would disappear.
Summing it up:
Protesting racism causes racism...check. Ignoring racism eliminates racism...check. I guess racism against Indians was a minor problem until those pesky protesters made it a major problem in the last 50 years.
Thanks for filling us in on how racism works, Swiss Miss. We appreciate your vast experience and knowledge of the subject. Now that you've solved this problem, maybe you can tackle global warming or world peace for us.
Uppity "species" should shut up?
This is roughly the same excuse Michelle Shining Elk gave us for not protesting the Dudesons episode on MTV. She and Jirousek think protests make Indians look like sad victims or angry malcontents. Which are almost opposites, but never mind. These people want us to think like this:
Don't rock the boat. Accept the status quo. Causing trouble only leads to trouble. Keep quiet and suffer in silence.
It's a lot like what a John McCain supporter said about rape: "As long as it's inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it." According to people like Jirousek, that's the best answer to racism and stereotyping.
For more on the subject, see Mentioning Racism = Dwelling on Past? and Stereotypes Disappear "Organically"?