The Redskins Nation citizens eagerly signed up, most of them knowing that they might be mocked in their interview with correspondent Jason Jones. But several hours into the Sept. 13 taping of the yet-to-air episode, the fans, all from Virginia, said they were suddenly confronted by a larger group of Native American activists — all of whom were in on the showdown prearranged by “The Daily Show.”
The encounter at a Dupont Circle hotel was so tense that an Alexandria fan said she left in tears and felt so threatened that she later called the police. She has told “The Daily Show” to leave her out of the segment but doesn’t know whether the producers will comply.
“This goes way beyond mocking. Poking fun is one thing, but that’s not what happened,” said Kelli O’Dell, 56, a former teacher who lives in Alexandria and doesn’t watch the show regularly. “It was disingenuous. The Native Americans accused me of things that were so wrong. I felt in danger. I didn’t consent to that. I am going to be defamed.”
If only the Native American activists protesting the racist R**** mascot knew what it was like to be falsely misrepresented and endangered without their consent, and defamed. They’d want to call the police, too.
In her essay "I’m Leaving!" White fragility in Racial Dialogues, Robin J. DiAngelo writes: ”fragility coupled with privilege will result in a response of resistance, indulgence in emotional incapacitation, exiting, or a combination of these.”
And they say people protesting the R**** mascot are the ones who are “too sensitive.”
Powell Street Grounds, Sunday 18 June 1938
Following the brutal eviction of unemployed protesters from the post office, about ten thousand people came out to the Powell Street Grounds (now Oppenheimer Park) to protest police brutality.
The unemployed “sit-downers” had been occupying the post office for a month to protest the closure of relief projects that had been sustaining them since the federal relief camps were closed in 1936.The sit-downers were driven out with tear gas and then forced through a gauntlet of club-wielding police, resulting in numerous injuries and hospitalizations in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” The unemployed responded by marching down Hastings Street smashing store windows.
The eviction took place at 5:30 am in order to limit the chances of media or supporters arriving on the scene. Nevertheless, a Province photographer made it to the scene and later had some of his photos featured in Life Magazine.
Source: BC Archives #C-07965
heh. can’t help but notice the lib’s vertical red/black background resembles the flag of the newly created Haitian state in 1804 —following the success of the only slave rebellion in world history resulting in an independent nation— the same year Jean-Jacques Dessalines banned white people from owning land.