Oh F*#K It's Monday

Dear Whitesboro

Lemme make one thing clear: I am in NO WAY trying to start a race war! I do NOT condone or promote violence to any group of people. My picture is a parody of an offensive image. I am mocking that seal for what it appears as, regardless what the backstory or intended visual is supposed to depict. Clearly the guy in the picture agreed to take this photo. He is my friend. I don't just go around choking random white guys and I don't hate white people.

I've been getting a lot of "Kill Whitey" messages and that's not what I'm about at all. I AM about seeking fair treatment for everyone and not just the people who look like me. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday is this Friday and he once said "An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere... Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly". So I will not cry about inequalities for my own people, then turn the other cheek when another race is being mistreated. Let's all stand together and try to make the world a better place.

I saw something I didn't like and I took my stance on the issue the way I know how: humor. If my image made you uncomfortable, it should! So should the current seal so let's change it so no one has to be offended by this insensitive crap. God bless you all. ✌?️
-AJ

  

1 Response

  1. Kio
    Or, ya know, maybe just ask the supposed victims - the real life people of the Oneida Nation - if they feel like playing the poor Indian part in this trumped-up bs narrative. As a thriving, self-governing people running multi-million dollar businesses they seem like the best ones to ask yeah? So just ask cos maybe they'd like to continue honoring their own tradition of Indian wrestling (gasp, yes that's what the Oneidas still call it in 2016), playing hockey + their native sport of lacrosse with the terrible white people they employ and live with. If you know anything about them, or even do a bit of research, it's hard to miss the part of their website that explains their role in supporting white settlers in the Revolutionary War. They're pretty proud of that and their influence on the early women's rights movement but then, they were never massacred or run off by anyone's army. Are you still feeling too sensitive to read their response to this story, in their own words? Bc the Utica NY newspaper is where they confirmed the legend but suggested the logo could be corrected to show the Chief wore 3 feathers, not 1. So maybe people could try to suspend judgement just long enough to learn something from the Oneida Nation and Oneida County, which is home to 1000's of recent refugees who actually were persecuted in their native lands,. Maybe they'd learn what being respectful to people really looks like.

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