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apoplecticskeptic:


Sadly, the backlash to the band’s creative statement has already begun, as music festivals across Canada have reportedly been flooded by emails calling for A Tribe Called Red’s removal from the lineup. In an ironic twist, many of these critics claim that the t-shirt is “racist” against white people. 
Let’s be very clear. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as “reverse” racism. 
A Tribe Called Red, a band that has made headlines recently for its energetic anthems, is also made up completely of Aboriginal Canadians known as the First Nations people. The innovative group’s shirt makes a satirical yet incisive statement about the ridiculous idea that it’s OK for non-white cultures to be mocked via mascots and team names that culturally appropriate customs and images held dear — and even sacred — to the originators. Although Dan Snyder and his supporters have attempted to argue to the contrary, even the Oxford English Dictionary entry for “redskin” even notes that it’s a dated, derogatory term.

What’s in a T-Shirt? Turns out, quite a lot. View Larger

apoplecticskeptic:

Sadly, the backlash to the band’s creative statement has already begun, as music festivals across Canada have reportedly been flooded by emails calling for A Tribe Called Red’s removal from the lineup. In an ironic twist, many of these critics claim that the t-shirt is “racist” against white people. 

Let’s be very clear. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as “reverse” racism. 

A Tribe Called Red, a band that has made headlines recently for its energetic anthems, is also made up completely of Aboriginal Canadians known as the First Nations people. The innovative group’s shirt makes a satirical yet incisive statement about the ridiculous idea that it’s OK for non-white cultures to be mocked via mascots and team names that culturally appropriate customs and images held dear — and even sacred — to the originators. Although Dan Snyder and his supporters have attempted to argue to the contrary, even the Oxford English Dictionary entry for “redskin” even notes that it’s a dated, derogatory term.

What’s in a T-Shirt? Turns out, quite a lot.


Sonic Boom!  I swear, I was about to grab bkfst here but forgot to pull the trash bins at the house, came back 15 min later!! (at SONIC Drive In) View Larger

Sonic Boom! I swear, I was about to grab bkfst here but forgot to pull the trash bins at the house, came back 15 min later!! (at SONIC Drive In)