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The ESPN broadcaster wants ‘Mount Rushmore’ to be cancelled because it is ‘offensive.’

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Jalen Rose, an ESPN host, tried to have the term “Mount Rushmore” banned on Twitter.

In a 90-second self-made film, Rose goes into great detail about his issues with the word “offensive.”

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“Can we use “Mount Rushmore” to retire? All of us should find that disrespectful, especially Native Americans and other indigenous people who were here before Christopher Columbus “Rose said. “When it was discovered that the land contained gold, it was taken from them.”

Rose was referring to the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie, which stated that only the Lakota were permitted to live in the Black Hills, where Mount Rushmore is located. The treaty was violated in 1877, and the area was mined for gold.

In addition, Rose added, “Four American presidents were added on what is now known as Mount Rushmore on top of the dead victims that are buried directly there, 25 years later, adding insult to injury.” “So, I call on you and on myself — I’m owning this, too — let’s stop using the word “Mount Rushmore” when we’re talking about our favourite players, movies, or rappers,” he said.

The ESPN host mentioned how the Cleveland Guardians and the Washington Commanders, who were formerly known as the Redskins and Indians, respectively, changed their identities.

Why was the name changed? Rose uttered. It is offensive, therefore.

The granite formation was given the Lakota name Tunkasila Sakpe Paha, which translates to Six Grandfathers Mountain. In 1927, not long after the 1.2 million-acre region became the Black Hills National Forest, work on carving the likenesses of former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt got under way. Their sculptures were completed in 1941, and on October 15, 1966, the site was designated to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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