Here’s The Latest Professional Sports Team The Left Has Targeted For A Name Change

(Liberty Bell) – Now that the Washington Redskins has announced that they are changing their 93-year-old name, the left is looking for new targets to cleanse.

Up next?

The Texas Rangers.

Because of course.

An editor for the Washington Post declared on Wednesday that the baseball team name “must go,” claiming that Major League Baseball must face “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,” Attiah wrote in an op-ed for the Post.

Attiah, who grew up in Dallas, reminisced about attending Rangers games with her father, at that time ignorant that the team’s namesake, the Texas Rangers, “were a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites who inhabited the beautiful and untamed Texas territory.”

The Daily Wire explains that:

The Texas Rangers were unofficially created by Stephen F. Austin in 1823 as a statewide investigative law enforcement agency, headquartered in the capital of Austin. The Rangers stopped the assassination of President William Howard Taft and pursued such outlaws as Bonnie and Clyde. More than 120 have died in the line of duty.

According to Attiah, however, “the first job of the Rangers … 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.

She pointed to a new book, “Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers,” in which author Doug J. Swanson wrote, “In service to Anglo civilization’s slow march, they functioned as executioners. Their job was to seize and hold Texas for the white man.”

She isn’t the first to call the Texas Rangers to change their name. Last month, the team issued a response to a similar piece in the Chicago Tribune:

“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,” said the team statement. “The Texas Rangers Baseball Club stands for equality. We condemn racism, bigotry, and discrimination in all forms.

“To help bring about meaningful change, we are committed to listening to and supporting our communities of color. … We go forward committed to do even more, with a renewed promise that the Texas Rangers name will represent solutions and hope for a better future for our communities,” said the team.

14 COMMENTS

  1. History is just that..history…in the past.
    We need to move FORWARD.
    And NOT by canceling our heritage.
    Get an education, make yourself better. Then instead of screaming demands, we can sit and talk.

  2. If these people hate America SO MUCH, why then oh why are they staying here??? America is a FREE country and they FREE to LEAVE any time they like!!! This is getting more and more absurd with every passing day!!!! Hate is a state of mind – Love and Understanding is a state of heart (which these people know nothing about)!!!

  3. Do these morons not realize that THEY are the problem in this country!!! They are the ones stoking the fires of racism in this country!!! This young woman should use her education to help make the country better if she sees problems help fix REAL PROBLEMS, don’t invent bs to cause problems.

  4. Attiah is a fool when it comes to the whole subject of Texas Rangers. They were created to uphold the law and protect Texans from danger and crime. Yes, slaves may have been captured when that was the law of the land, just like the idiot Dems in office now that do not back up their own law enforcement agencies. They were not racist as a group and they are not racist now. Attiah is a racist or this crazy damn article would never have been written just to annoy and try to intimidate this team. Perhaps she should resign and go overseas to harass somebody else for her career.

  5. When are people going to stand up and say enough is enough. The Texas Rangers both in law enforcement and baseball have a proud heritage. Tell these people where to go

  6. This far left radical Attiah is speaking as a knowledgeable source of information when she is just another fake news editor. These far left radicals will say anything to push their agenda. They speak as if they are the only source of information that people should believe. That is far from what the majority of Americans believe. Attiah you should keep your idiotic opinions to yourself and maybe just leave our great country and go to some middle eastern country where you would be punished for saying such inflammatory opinons in their country.

  7. I wonder if these idiots realize, without slavery they would not be here in this great land. Plus they would have never been born if you want to change history.

  8. I feel SO sad that there are so many victims of hate in America.
    They’re only victims because they WANT TO BE VICTIMS.
    Every nation has a history. Good, bad, ugly or indifferent. The things that made what they enjoy now is all that the liberals want to scream about. The only thing that counts is what you do with what you have.
    The ‘victims’ in America are predominantly from affluent families, and are as lily-white as anyone can get; WITH all the “privilege” that come with it. They are part of the ‘unknown’ who seek their 15 minutes. They have no purpose. They’re empty vessels. Marxist take advantage of them.
    So, they become attached to a “cause”.
    When this rotten apple scenario wears down, and fades away (all ’causes’ do), they’ll find something else sinister about America. It’s the way they’ve been taught by Marxists teachers.
    I wish ALL school-age young people could be “drafted” into a service organization that goes all over the U.S., and even into friendly foreign countries; so they could really see just how good they have it here in the U.S.A.

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