We Hate Vuvuzelas, But Condone Tomahawk Chop?

Sports spectators should apply their outrage elsewhere
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2010 2:19 PM CDT
A Portuguese fan blows a vuvuzela.   (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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(Newser) – The constant drone of vuvuzelas is annoying for people watching the World Cup, but Derrick Z. Jackson thinks American spectators should apply their "outrage to more serious sports matters." Specifically, the stereotypes about American Indians that still abound. Consider the tomahawk chop at Atlanta Braves and Florida State games, not to mention Chief Wahoo of the Cleveland Indians and the very name of the Washington Redskins.

"It is long past time to end that kind of exposure," he writes for the Boston Globe. "Curse or ban the vuvuzela if you will. But back home, our Indian sports stereotypes speak louder than 100,000 plastic horns." (Read more vuvuzela stories.)

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