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posted: 6/2/2014 5:01 AM

Stand up for the truly maligned

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I am truly proud. Fifty U.S. senators sent a letter to the NFL to seek an end to the racist Washington "Redskins," begging them to stop offending the American Indian community. While I certainly support their valiant efforts, I still must ask: What about me, and my heritage? Those heathens in Minnesota continue to refer to their team as the "Vikings" -- a rather disparaging reference to those "win and take all" degenerate and despicable ancestors of my family.

Why are we striving to be politically correct only when it involves certain minorities? I'll bet there are more legitimate American Indians in this country than there are transplanted Scandinavians. Who in government, who in the press, who in academia is looking out for those of us who are truly oppressed?

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Let's get a grip here; I realize we do not represent that large of a political block, but don't we count for anything? Please, can someone come to our aid and provide us with genuine representation? Once we true Americans are finally given the respect we truly deserve, then our elected officials may be able to find the time to get back to the issues of governance that we voters sent them to Washington to address.

Please join me in highlighting this gross inequity to our uneducated in hopes that they will join me in rising up to speak in support of, and respect the heritage of those who are truly maligned by the bigoted masses!

Greg Larson

Arlington Heights

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