Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Histories hidden in plain sight

On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers eliminated the Washington Racial Slurs (h/t Gregg Easterbrook) from the NFL playoffs. Good riddance.

Monday's news was that the residents of the appropriately named Whitesboro, New York, have voted overwhelmingly to retain town logo.
Defenders contend this depicts a "friendly wrestling match" between the pioneering settler, one Hugh White, and an unnamed Oneida Indian.

After all, this sort of history has been blessed. Last spring the good Pope Francis canonized Padre Junipero Serra, founder of the string of missions that "civilized" California natives by enslaving them.

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