One of the most precious titles I have been called in my life is the title "Centennial Apache" Seeing the profile of that Native American in that Head Dress still makes me well up with pride.
But lately there have seen discussions regarding the Native American mascots as insulst to America's original people.
With the pressure to change the name of the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indian's names and mascots, I can't be blind to the fact that my beloved school may need to change it's name and logo too.
I was a militant activist back in the day in fact a member of the Black Panther party on Stockwell. I wanted to challenge our cross town rivals mascot. The Compton Tarbabes. It is a derogatory name for African Americans. I recently read an article in the L.A. Times regarding changing their Name and logo and I still support it,
But am I being a hypocrite by denouncing Compton's Tarbabe and defending Centennial's Apache?
I am not calling for a change. That is not the purpose of this blog. I am simply asking for discussion. I just can't be silent anymore.