Letter: Federal government does more damage than a team name


The federal government has done more to harm the Native American culture than anyone else. How about the American Indian Removal Act in 1830? Now if Congress wants to do something else stupid, why not change the name of Tomahawk missiles, Comanche helicopters or the Black Hawk helicopter? Are the athletes who have won the Jim Thorpe Award going to be labeled racist and made to return their trophies because it bears the name of a great athlete?

Now that the feds have insulted me just like the blacks were, I object to the term white on all of my government forms and want them to change it. I am not white, I am flesh-colored. Has anyone seen a white person out there lately? I don’t think so.

Dieter Garrett

St. Albans

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