Well, I have to admit, I knew it was only a matter of time.
The cancel culture got their way with the Redskins and now they are going after my beloved Texas Rangers.
Rangers Targeted for Cancelation
Karen Attiah, a writer for the Washington Post, has moved the target from the Redskins over to the Rangers.
Attiah stated that the “racist” nature of the history of the Texas Rangers demands that the team name be changed.
She wrote, “I grew up in Dallas, raised on myths about Texas Rangers as brave and wholesome guardians of the Texas frontier, helping protect innocent settlers from violent Indians.
“At church, boys could sign up to be Royal Rangers, the Christian equivalent of the Boy Scouts.
“I still remember the excitement when Chuck Norris himself, star of the television show ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ came to visit my elementary school class.”
She went on to say, “What we didn’t realize at the time was that the Rangers were a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites who inhabited the beautiful and untamed Texas territory.
“The first job of the Rangers, formed in 1835 after Texas declared independence from Mexico, was to clear the land of Indian for white settlers.”
She finally concluded, “If the team ownership, as it proclaims, condemns ‘racism, bigotry, and discrimination in all forms,’ there is an easy way for it to prove that.
“The Texas Rangers’ team name must go.”
I would find it very hard to ever support this team again if they give into the cancel culture on this.
I am not claiming the Rangers have a pristine history, but if you dig long and hard enough, you will find a blemish in any organization.
The Texas Rangers are a cherished institution in Texas and there is absolutely nothing wrong with our baseball team using its name and the badge as a logo.
And, if we are honest, it is probably more the Ranger badge in the logo than anything else that is setting these liberals off.
Me… I vote “no” on changing the team’s name and if they do, I am pretty sure I am one of the millions of Rangers’ fans that will never watch that team play ball again.
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