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Ellsbury is Red Sox's exciting Native American -

There are 29 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 15, 2007, titled Ellsbury is Red Sox's exciting Native American -. In it, Newsday reports that:

BOSTON Leave it to the Yankees and Red Sox to add a new twist to a rivalry more than a century old.

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Jim

Ridge, NY

#1 Sep 15, 2007
A Morman Indian? There's gotta be a joke there somewhere.
Bev

AOL

#2 Sep 15, 2007
oh, come on, Jim! Get serious! These two young men are a wonderful opportunity for ignoramuses to learn about Native Americans. When you learn more about Navajos and Winnebagos, you might be surprised to find that there are many sovereign nations on our American continent besides the white majority.
John

Ridge, NY

#4 Sep 15, 2007
Jacoby Ellsbury sounds like a law firm.
cyd

Rochester, NY

#5 Sep 16, 2007
Yes, and Crisp is the Red Sox exciting Negro.

And Youk is the Sox exciting Jew.

Jerk.
cyd

Rochester, NY

#6 Sep 16, 2007
Have no idea why En-E-Gee-R-O would be edited.

Again, what jerks.
Miss Yazzie

Holbrook, AZ

#7 Sep 17, 2007
thats pretty cool. i think its about time we get some Natives in there. i think we need to see more of this...especially in basketball and track...amazing.
and then, movies...non of the "makeup" to make someone look native like in the olden days, and i hope someday natives can be well known like Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Angelina, ect...
whoot whoot...haha...oh yeah im proud to be Navajo =)
Miss Yazzie

Holbrook, AZ

#8 Sep 17, 2007
its crazy how you people are still thinking. thinking that we dont exist, or even thinking our last names are too long or weird or different...
and maybe she went to a bording school that was tought by mormons...my mom went to one when she was yonger.
is it that crazy that a native american can be mormon or even a christian?
come on!!!!
grow up...we're not in the "bonanza" age when white people would dress up and put make up on to become "indians" or native americans as we like to be called.
we're not that different than anyone else, and we deserve the same and equal opportunities.
<3
Yoy

Provo, UT

#9 Sep 17, 2007
"A Morman Indian? There's gotta be a joke there somewhere."
Yo Jim. I'm LDS (Mormon) and Navajo. Where's the joke in that? When you learn how to spell I'll be done with my Master's...then you and I can talk.
ejep95

Lincoln, RI

#11 Oct 10, 2007
Jacoby ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!
Fran

Winner, SD

#12 Oct 21, 2007
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Highly

America needs more American indians in the pros, they are extremely telented and gifted athletes they just need exposure.
Reese

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Oct 22, 2007
Whoa, Jacoby is such a HOTTIE!!! And It doesn't hurt that he's half Navajo.....Yeah Baby.
Richard

Omaha, NE

#14 Oct 22, 2007
"And It doesn't hurt that he's half Navajo.....Yeah Baby."

Sorry Reese, as a Cherokee who's met thousands of Indians from dozens of tribes, I've never met one who thought of themselves as "half"-anything. If you are Navaho like Jacoby, then you're 100% Navaho. Usually only whites think in terms of percentage of blood sputum. Whites, especially those from European cultural backgrounds, have very much to learn about basic humanity from Indian cultures. For example, that you cannot be "half" of a culture; either you ARE that culture or not, but never half. And that all people are of one race, the human race.
Andrew

Kearney, NE

#15 Oct 28, 2007
And you Richard need to tone down the self-righteous, condescending nonsense, such as "Whites,especially those from European cultural backgrounds, have very much to learn about basic humanity from Indian cultures." And Indian cultures have very much to learn about picking up a book and putting down the bottle. O, and he can obviously be considered 1/2 Navaho 1/2 whatever country his father from, as White is an umbrella term as both cultures are unique and, should be at least, equally important to him in shaping his chracter. To think that you consider yourself enlightened, or else how could you say something like that, is absurd
wendell

AOL

#16 Nov 2, 2007
Put the child down, damn white drunk pervert.
wendell

AOL

#17 Nov 2, 2007
Yeah you andrew
Joseph

San Francisco, CA

#18 Nov 23, 2007
Jim wrote:
A Morman Indian? There's gotta be a joke there somewhere.
Deal with your ignorance Jim. Maybe you haven't heard that the Mormon church essentially kidnapped a large percentage of the Navajo and Ute tribes over the second half of the 20th century. This pattern of predatory behavior not only effected the Navajo, but many of the other 350 Indian nations in the lower 48 states. Some of these forced removals were for nothing other than racist conceptions that the children need to be removed from "savage" families. The situation was so bad that the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act, yes an act of congress, to stop the theft of Indian children. When you consider what the Mormons did to strip the Navajo and other tribes of their identity, it is all the more reason we should respect the resiliency of Jacoby's mom's family. All Native American children are to this individual (Jim), are cute little brown faced people that his people adopted with the help of the states of Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.
jariieh

Boston, MA

#19 Dec 3, 2007
" yuhr awsOme duhdee ; <3 "
soxfan1003

Monmouth, OR

#20 Dec 5, 2007
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mormon AND navajo

United States

#21 Feb 18, 2008
i am Navajo and a mormon. whats wrong with that? i have alot in common with Jacoby Ellsbury. and i look up to him, cause he's succeeded so why can't i?
jojo33

Danbury, CT

#22 Mar 4, 2008
bunch of ignorant bastards... it's unbelievable that in this country there is still racism .... there are so many different cultures that exist in this country.....no matter what country your descendants are from or where you live is really irrelevant...... people have migrated since the beginning of time, countries have taken over others and made them their own...... so..... because you live in a different part of this "world" or your skin is a different color or you believe in one thing or another you should be treated differently or looked down upon??? come on...

we are "the human race" and for those of you that can not fathom the concept. I feel sorry....

Jacoby Rocks

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