It's very easy to "move past" an atrocity when you're not the group on the receiving end.
American settlers both systematically (via genocide) and passively (via disease) slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Native Americans, about a thousand culturally rich tribes, and over seven hundred languages. That's a millenia of sustained, natural living wiped out in less than a century. And now we argue about how to achieve sustained living? We smugly eradicated it for the system we hold so dear!
Now we're concerned the "Redskins" is too offensive of a name for a professional football team? Why not look at why we named them that in the first place, be honest with ourselves about the origin and status of our thoughts and feelings, then let their culture lead us toward sustainable living? Simply changing a name for politics and sensitivity purposes isn't going to change our future, justify our past, or clean up our human-centric mess.
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