Who Had “Texas Rangers” On Their Cancel Culture Hit Card?

Everyone seems surprised that there has been no real reform on policing, but, the SJWs seem to be going after everything, causing people to tune out from reform and BLM

Remember, we weren’t allowed to go back far into Obama’s history to see who he was, but we’re supposed to go hundreds of years ago for the Rangers. From the screed

As the Washington football team finally gives up its racist slur of a name, there is one major sports team that has avoided the spotlight and resisted meaningful engagement with the violent and racist implications of its name. To know the full history of the Texas Rangers is to understand that the team’s name is not so far off from being called the Texas Klansmen.

I grew up in Dallas, raised on myths about Texas Rangers as brave and wholesome guardians of the Texas frontier, helping protect innocent settlers from violent Indians. At church, boys could sign up to be Royal Rangers, the Christian equivalent of the Boy Scouts. I still remember the excitement when Chuck Norris himself, star of the television show “Walker, Texas Ranger,” came to visit my elementary school class. (snip)

What we didn’t realize at the time was that the Rangers were a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites who inhabited the beautiful and untamed Texas territory. The first job of the Rangers, formed in 1835 after Texas declared independence from Mexico, was to clear the land of Indian for white settlers.

That was just the start. The Rangers oppressed black people, helping capture runaway slaves trying to escape to Mexico; in the aftermath of the Civil War, they killed free blacks with impunity. “The negroes here need killing,” a Ranger wrote in a local newspaper in 1877, after Rangers fired on a party of black former Buffalo soldiers, killing four of them and a 4-year old girl. A jury would later find that the black soldiers “came to their death while resisting officers in the discharge of their duty,” an unsettling echo of the justification for modern-day police killings.

But, what of more recently?

But Ranger racism is not an artifact of the distant past. Rangers would be called on to protect white supremacy into the 1960s, deployed to prevent school integration. In 1956, when black students were attempting to take classes at all-white Texarkana Junior College, Rangers stood by as the mob attacked them — and threatened to arrest the black students. For their efforts, Swanson writes, they were rewarded with a chicken dinner from the White Citizens’ Council in Texarkana.

And she says

But there is no storage unit for the baseball team, whose owners have expressed no inclination to change the name. “While we may have originally taken our name from the law enforcement agency, since 1971 the Texas Rangers Baseball Club has forged its own, independent identity,” the team said in a statement. “The Texas Rangers Baseball Club stands for equality. We condemn racism, bigotry and discrimination in all forms.”

This is revisionist history — and the team knows it. When the franchise, formerly the Washington Senators, moved to Texas in 1971, the Ranger name was met with protests, which were duly ignored.

See, in Cancel Culture World, there is no forgiving. Ever. So, just wondering: Stilson Hutchins, who founded the Washington Post in 1877, started the paper to push the ideals and beliefs of the Democratic Party. You know, the Party of slavery? The Party of Jim Crow and segregation? Who created the same KKK mentioned above? Who’s 1880 platform was highly anti-Chinese? And if the Washington Post finds George Washington’s name problematic, shouldn’t they be forced to change the name of the paper? And, since the Democratic Party has all those skeletons in the closet, shouldn’t they be forced to change their name? When will Cancel Culture require this?

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2 Responses to “Who Had “Texas Rangers” On Their Cancel Culture Hit Card?”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Yeah right and tear down the Alamo while you’re at it.

    Ain’t gonna happen folks.

    Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  2. david7134 says:

    The rangers at least knew how to handle riots. In the early 1900s, a Texas town was having a riot and could not get control. They called the rangers and the train arrived with one. The mayor asked where were the rest, the ranger replied, you have one riot, you get one ranger. Riots ended, quick.

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