Saturday, September 27, 2014

RacismUSA: Daily Show Airs Controversial Confrontation Between Redskins Fans, Nativ...

Daily Show deals with another form of racism in America in this case aimed at Native Americans. Term "redskin" historically derived from reference to the skin cut from the scalp of Native Americans as proof for collecting bounty from the government .

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Washington Football Fans Freak Out when Confronted by Actual Live Native Americans byFrank Vyan Walton at, Sept.27,2014
So on Thursday night "The Daily Show" did another little live real world comedy/reality bit contrasting and comparing a set of pro-Washington Footballs fans with a set of actual real live, breathing, and not exactly happy with their team's name Native Americans. Things did not go exactly as planned. Here's the segment as it aired, which followed a long and uncharacteristic explanatory preamble by host Jon Stewart [which is cut off in this youtube version of the clip].
We learned later that some of the individuals who participated in the piece -- they didn’t enjoy the experience. It’s something that happens a lot less than you would think,” Stewart said. “But we take the complaint seriously. We generally don’t want people who participate in the show to have a bad experience. We work very hard to find real people who have real beliefs and want to express those beliefs on television, and we work hard to make sure that the gist of those beliefs are represented accurately, albeit sometimes comedically on our program." “If we find out that someone in a piece was intentionally misled or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented, we do not air that piece. We would not air that piece," he added. "So that being said, I hope you enjoy the following piece.”


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