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Letter: Pirates: What’s in a name?




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Editor:

With the Redskins mascot under attack and teams named Rebels receiving criticism in some quarters, it’s time to atake a look at the use of “pirates.”

Pirate-Americans, or Americans of Buccaneer descent, can find the mascot offensive. Such characteristics as a patch over the eye, a blade between the teeth, and a peg leg are cruel stereotypes. Then there is the ubiquitous black flag with the skull and crossbones; real pirates preferred blood red flags and were more creatively gory.

Pirates have made valuable contributions to society. For example, Jean Lafitte contributed to America’s national defense; Alexander Selkirk contributed to botanical research; and Edward Teach contributed to ... um ... famous beards.

So let’s consider stopping our offense to pirates by using them as school mascots or to name sports teams. Give some thought to who they ahrrr!

(Should there be any doubt, this letter is to make people think and, perhaps, chuckle.)

GREGORY RIPPS

San Antonio
 

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