Oops: New Orleans Saints Symbol Now Considered Raaaaacist

When will the US Trademark office take away the Saints’ trademark registrations? (via Weasel Zippers)

(Daily Caller) The fleur de lis, a French symbol used by royal families dating back to the 13th century, and emblazoned on the New Orleans Saints helmet, is now being called a symbol of slavery, drawing comparisons to the recent uproar against the Confederate battle flag.

“As an African I find it painful, and I think people whose ancestors were enslaved here may feel it even harder than I do as an African,” said slave historian Dr. Ibrahima Seck to WWLTV.

He connects the usage of the fleur de lis, to “code noir,” or black code, which was adopted in Louisiana in 1724, and used to govern the state’s slave population.

Seck said a slave caught running away, “would be taken before a court and the sentence would be being branded on one shoulder and with the fleur de lis, and then they would crop their ears.”

It’s also the official symbol of Louisiana. Time to take them all down.

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5 Responses to “Oops: New Orleans Saints Symbol Now Considered Raaaaacist”

  1. Liam Thomas says:

    It don’t matter anymore. America is done for.

    As the AGW whackos take away everything China will flip them the bird and tell them where to stick it.

    All Empires decline….China is the next super power….This world will be communist in 50 years with China ruling everything because there is nothing to stop them.

    Im sorry for my Grandchildren.

  2. john says:

    Liam hates America I love this country and am glad that the traitor flag is coming down

  3. Liam Thomas says:

    Liam hates America I love this country and am glad that the traitor flag is coming down

    Your an extremely poor troll. Why would you spend your days at a blog where you basically disagree with everything thats said by the author of the blog and 95 percent of the commenters?

    Thats pretty much the definition of a troll….and do you really think your influencing any of us with your unresearched mumbo jumbo? Or is it the troll mentality that truly enjoys trying to make others mad because you have a miserable real life and so you take out your momma complex on people you disagree with politically and socially.

    You remind me of one of those guys and over the years I have seen plenty of them as I have travelled the world and visited a 1000 bars in a 1000 towns in a 100 countries.

    Your one of those guys that goes into a bar…..gets into an argument, gets everyone fighting and then sneaks out the back door only to do the same thing the next bar you go to.

    You cant help it….Jeffery at least is a stand up guy even if I disagree with him politically…..you…..your just one of those guys John….half the time you don’t even have your facts straight.

  4. Mike Blair says:

    This country has indeed gone stark raving loony. Does every single thing that any one person finds “offensive” need to be turned into a “cause du jour” and wiped from the collective conscience of us all? I’m fed up with it all. If you find something offensive, IGNORE IT!!! I’d be willing to bet that not one person in 100,000 knew about this branding slaves with the fleur de lis story. My God, this country has so many other important issues and we’re arguing over a 150 year old battle flag and a symbol that nobody cares about (or equates with slavery)? People, I’m begging you. Take the scales from your eyes and see the real problems. Try looking at what the Progressives have done and are doing to this country. Distracting us with this nonsense while the Dictator-In-Chief runs rough shod over the Constitution, the middle class and the morals and integrity of us all!

  5. jl says:

    “Liam hates America.” John, do you ever get anything right? I can’t speak for him, but I would imagine that he loves his country but is dismayed at Special Snowflakes like yourself who get the vapors any time they get offended, and rather than deal with that offense by, I don’t know, maybe something radical like not looking at it or discussing it, would rather feel morally superior by removing all symbols of it. What’s next for the Brownshirt wannabes-removing the Confederate flag from history books? How would that work-in place of where the picture was wording something to the effect of “picture removed by your moral and intellectual superiors for your own good.”

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