With Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) continuing to lead the charge against the Redskins name, local fans have offered some pushback. Among them: rapper Wale.
A week after hanging out with Robert Griffin III at the Wizards-Pacers game, the rapper took to Twitter to criticize Reid’s stance.
(“It would seem to me that it would make a lot of sense that they should get rid of having a group of Americans as mascots. They’re not mascots – they’re human beings,” Reid told Ed O’Keefe this week.)
Anybody been followin the Senator Reid Stuff???— Wale Folarin (@Wale) May 23, 2014
Basically he tryna use racism to make a bigger name for his self . I’m. Not into politics like that but it’s a right an wrong thing— Wale Folarin (@Wale) May 23, 2014
Same dude tht was talkin down on Obama bein a ″light skinned” with ″me negro dialect ″ all the sudden is a crusader for what’s right in race— Wale Folarin (@Wale) May 23, 2014
Senator Reid don’t know anything about Washington team and I doubt he cares he just using a sensitive time to garner attention . Easy call— Wale Folarin (@Wale) May 23, 2014