Offensive NFL sign outside restaurant just a symptom of a larger problem


A racially offensive sign outside a restaurant chain in Belton, Miss has caused a storm on the social networks. However, what’s the point of attacking the idiot who put it up, when several major professional sports teams are allowed to use racially insensitive logos and mascots?
The Sonic Drive-in restaurant chain has been forced to apologize for a very  offensive sign that was displayed outside one of its branches last weekend.  The sign, which was put up outside a Belton, Miss., branch, read, 'KC Chiefs' Will Scalp the Redskins Feed Them Whiskey Send -2- Reservation," As it turns out, it was technically correct, in that Kansas did indeed overwhelm Washington on Sunday. Still, that’s no excuse for the pretty pathetic, childish and offensive sign. 
The chain has released this statement;
‘’ The remarks posted on this message board were wrong, offensive and unacceptable. In a misguided effort to support his football team an independent franchise owner allowed passion to override good judgment. The owner has reinforced with his employees the boundaries of what is acceptable and unacceptable. On behalf of the franchise owner and our entire brand we apologize for the offensive remarks.’’
Here’s the thing, the restaurant employee idiotic simpleton who created this sign is not the problem. 
We, namely society in the United States, are the real problem.
If you are going to be stupid enough as a society to play deaf, dumb and blind and allow a professional sports team to use an outrageously racist nickname (and if you don’t  think it is racist, answer this simple question, would a racially insensitive African American nickname be acceptable? No it would not) then this is the kind of garbage we are going to have to put up with.
There’s zero point in attacking idiots like this, when bigger idiots like Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder continue to stubbornly refuse to admit they are offending an entire race with their pathetic old nickname.
Ask yourself one quick question. If that sign had been making fun of traditional, racist African American stigmas (slavery etc), do you think this would be being treated like a joke? Obviously no, it would not. The person who put the sign up and the manager of the branch would have been sacked.
We just don't care as a society about racially abusing American Indians.
Until we take seriously various groups efforts to have offensive American Indian mascots and logos usage discontinued, we're all in on this.
We're all writing offensive signs on a Sunday.
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