WaPo’s Karen Attiah Wants To Rename The Texas Rangers. Why Did We Let Her Family Immigrate?
Fresh off the blue-checkmark victory to rename the Washington Redskins, our journalistic elite have found a new target for destruction:
"As the Washington football team finally gives up its racist slur of a name, there is one major sports team that has avoided the spotlight and resisted meaningful engagement with the violent and racist implications of its name. To know the full history of the Texas Rangers is to understand that the team’s name is not so far off from being called the Texas Klansmen.
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 [sic] for white settlers.
That was just the start. The Rangers oppressed black people, helping capture runaway slaves trying to escape to Mexico; in the aftermath of the Civil War, they killed free blacks with impunity. “The negroes here need killing,” a Ranger wrote in a local newspaper in 1877, after Rangers fired on a party of black former Buffalo soldiers, killing four of them and a 4-year old girl. A jury would later find that the black soldiers “came to their death while resisting officers in the discharge of their duty,” an unsettling echo of the justification for modern-day police killings.
[The Texas Rangers’ team name must go, by Karen Attiah, Washington Post, July 13, 2020]"
We’ve been watching this Karen Attiah [Tweet her | Email her], Global Opinions Editor at the Washington Post, for some time. Born in 1986, she’s reportedly the child of a “Nigerian-Ghanaian mother and a Ghanaian father.”
As in the earlier case of New York Times professional POC whiner Jia Lynn Yang, we ask: Why were these obviously unassimilable types ever allowed to immigrate?