Indian Country 52 #50 – Chronic Racism
“This morning a Sonic Drive-In Restaurant in Belton, Missouri displayed a street sign emblazoned with the following phrase: “KC CHIEFS” WILL SCALP THE REDSKINS FEED THEM WHISKEY SEND – 2 – RESERVATION. Within a few minutes of the sign being displayed, social media erupted against it and the restaurant’s phones were overloaded with complaints.”
– Indian Country Today, Sonic Sign in Missouri Declares ‘KC Chiefs Will Scalp the Redskins’
“On Sunday, December 8 a Belton, Missouri Sonic Drive-In Restaurant posted a sign emblazoned with the phrase “KC CHIEFS” WILL SCALP THE REDSKINS FEED THEM WHISKEY SEND – 2 – RESERVATION.’
Hours after the sign was taken down, the Sonic Corporation issued an apology, which partially stated:
An independent franchise owner allowed two sets of remarks to be posted on a message board outside his restaurant. The remarks were wrong, offensive and unacceptable.
The first sign was replaced by another which read: “KC CHIEFS” WILL SCALP THE REDSKINS DRAIN THE FIREWATER — OUT OF THEM —
– Indian Country Today, Second Racist Sonic Sign: Scalp and ‘Drain the Firewater’ of Redskins
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Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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