The National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks have responded to demands that the team change its nickname and the answer isn’t going to sit well with the SJW mob.
Unlike the Washington Redskins who quickly crumbled under pressure, the Blackhawks have taken a stand against the forces of intolerance with a rejection of bullying to cancel the nickname and logo which is a tribute to the bravery of Native Americans.
In a statement from the NHL club, the Blackhawks pointed out that the nickname is a salute to an actual person Chief Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, a legendary Indian warrior.
The nickname was adopted by then-owner Frederic McLaughlin a commander of the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War I which was nicknamed the “Blackhawk Division” after the famous chief.
The team issued a statement Tuesday saying the Blackhawks name is a symbol of respect for Native American culture that has provided an important platform for the community, and that the team will keep its name.
“The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public,’’ the Hawks said in a statement, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
“We celebrate Black Hawk’s legacy by offering ongoing reverent examples of Native American culture, traditions and contributions, providing a platform for genuine dialogue with local and national Native American groups,” the team continued. “As the team’s popularity grew over the past decade, so did that platform and our work with these important organizations.”
“We recognize there is a fine line between respect and disrespect, and we commend other teams for their willingness to engage in that conversation,” the Blackhawks added.
The team’s stand will hopefully serve as an inspiration to other organizations with Native American nicknames who have been under a relentless full-frontal assault by those who want to erase every piece of history and tear down every statue that offends them.
Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians have announced the intention to do away with their name and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s sniveling surrender is the final touch on the once-respectable team that he has destroyed during his dismal tenure.
The team has done well to honor the legacy of Chief Blackhawk by having the courage to stand up to the mob at a time when dissenting voices are silenced and corporations act as enforcers for the far-left cultural revolution.
As one of the NHL’s original six teams, the Blackhawks have won six Stanley Cups since their founding in 1926 with the most recent run of success resulting in three titles in 2009–10, 2012–13, and 2014–15.