You Know You’re a Member of a Dominant Group When…

a sign that says …  you not only name your sports teams after the people your ancestors conquered but taunt the opposing high school football team with witty banners referencing events those vanquished peoples’ descendents consider to be terrible catastrophes inflicted upon their groups by your own predecessors.

“Please accept our sincere apologies to the Native American people and to anyone who was offended by the reference to an event that is a stain on our Nation’s past forever,” [McAdory High School Principal Tod] Humphries said in a statement.

The person who typically approves signs is on maternity leave, he said.

That’s what dominance looks like. (I probably don’t have to say anything about how curious it is that the newborn’s mom takes the fall for this, right?)

Learn more about the Alabama high school sign and the apology at Alabama school apologizes for “Trail of Tears” football banner; learn more about the “trail of tears” at this wikipedia article for the Trail of Tears.

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