Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Yeagley's Defense of Racist "Indian" Sports Mascots Widely Condemned

A visit Yeagley made a few months ago to defend the notorious "Chief Illini" mascot failed miserably. The main reason was poor planning on his part. Yeagley only showed after the decision had already been made to drop the stereotyped "chief" as mascot.

Yeagley also met with scathing local reaction, especially in the school's paper. Only two people defended Yeagley's stance, both of them open racists. One of them was a white supremacist defending the superiority of whites, and the other only dropped in to make a racist comment against Natives. Yeagley spent much of several weeks revisiting the site, vainly trying to defend his racism and his impersonation of a Comanche.

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http://www.dailyillini.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticleComments&ustory_id=28e8cd73-4a0c-4e22-979b-cdd4e7562a21#03718e96-dcb0-494e-8d7f-4b687fcf79e7

Johnny FactChecker
posted 3/12/07 @ 2:45 AM EST
Here's a quote from the web-site of the "source" of this story, Mr. Yeagley:

"There will never be a black president. There will never be a brown president. There won't even be a woman president. Nor should there be. The White House of the United States is forever white male. And rightfully so." http://badeagle.com/journal/

Erika, I hope you're happy with the story you decided to run. You've given voice to a person who thinks your piece on him is inherently worth less than my comment about it, simply because you're a woman and I'm a white man. Well done, I hope you're proud of your work.

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This brought a defense of Yeagley by an unapologetic white supremacist.

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RegularGuy
To Johnny FactChecker:

It was the white man who is largely responsible for the society we live in today. The man is giving white males their props...

And don't point out just the negatives - we're tired of apologizing for them, because, if you balance them out against the positives, white males have been key at producing a society that is unparalleled in human history...The majority of the economic, social, technical, etc., developments have come from white males.

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That defense failed to convince anyone, and only brought more criticism.

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You paint a pretty picture, but you're leaving out a few negatives in this modern-day society that you claim white males have created: ignorance, greed, vanity and violence. Don't be so quick to say that the world is great because the white man made it so. No race, creed or gender is perfect and it's both naive and arrogant to claim that we should put the white man on a pedastal when he has created an equal number of positive and negative things.

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Jimmy Yellowhorse
OUOTE: "Richard Poe, colleague of Yeagley as well as New York Times best-selling author, said Yeagley is one of the strongest, influential voices on the American Indian mascot debate."

WTF - that is bunch of crap and both Poe and Yeagley know it. In the Native Community Yeagley is an idiot - and he and [everyone else] knows it.

He knows the dance was insulting which is why he has not been welcomed at many events in parts of the Native Community.

Don't trust this man at all - he is what many Natives call an "APPLE."

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David Velarde Jr.
posted 3/12/07 @ 11:33 AM EST

David A Yeagley is a bozo and if the term enemy scout comes to mind then it's apt. Native Americans throughout our history have had their leaders killed by their own people and Mr. Yeagley fits that description. Their is nothing noble about the Chief's stupid, nonsensical dance during halftime performances.

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Donna Delgadillo
posted 3/12/07 @ 1:36 PM EST

David Yeagley was mistakenly enrolled as a Comanche because his STEP-MOTHER is a Comanche. He is not really native.
Donna

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glenda deer
posted 3/12/07 @ 1:20 PM EST

More ramblings from idiot David Yeagley...? If someone punched ya in the nose, and it bled. You wouldn't be Indian anymore, Yeagley...Just a thought...

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Itazurakko!
posted 3/12/07 @ 2:17 PM EST

Wow.

All I can say is, do a google search on this guy. Make sure you include "groups," to get the various USENET archive content.

He's quite a character, to put it mildly.

Thanks to the DI for providing me with some entertainment this morning though, the search is proving... fascinating.

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Lisa Boucher
posted 3/12/07 @ 4:31 PM EST

Wow, you guys gave this doofus press? Have you even looked at his site?

I can't wait to see whose lunatic ramblings you'll print next. Maybe the Time Cube guy should get wider coverage!

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Locklear
posted 3/13/07 @ 9:51 AM EST

This guys is not even really Native. He is a total idiot and knows nothing about Native American Dance and Culture. As others have said - this guys is nuts and not to be trusted at all.

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Redline
posted 3/16/07 @ 6:29 PM EST

You are a fake and a fraud and you know it! Time will prove it to the rest of the world, real Indians already know you for what you are.

You will do anything to kiss the back sides of whites to further your warped view of the way things should be.

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Censored Truth
posted 3/16/07 @ 2:25 PM EST

My goodness! I can't believe the Daily Illini has sunken to scrapping the bottom of the barrel by giving voice to David Yeagley. He is a self-hating individual who just happens to be enrolled in the Comanche Nation. The only people within Indian country who give this man any vindication are those people who are just as self-hating towards their Indian identity. Trust me, there are Comanches who wish they didn't have to claim him as being part of their tribe. He was on Bill O'Reilly and he referred to Blacks, Mexicans, and Indians as "Darkies."

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Pepper
posted 3/16/07 @ 11:09 PM EST

David Yeagley is a known racist in the American Indian community and beyond. You should have read his website and his numerous racist postings that he has on his forum (and elsewhere) before using him for a story. He has this weird obsession/fear with black people (or darkies as he likes to call them), denigrates his own race and just absolutely adores anything done by white people (including slavery and the Holocaust.) The press likes him because he's Indian and goes against what Indians usually say but the truth is even his own Comanche tribe barely tolerates him. Using him as the sole source does nothing but damage your argument. I still can't believe that you used him as a source.

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Jdawg
posted 3/27/07 @ 9:18 PM EST

This guy is a loon. No one takes the guy seriously in the Native community. He only gets press by those publications that are far away from Oklahoma and know nothing of his radical views yet.

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This was followed by yet another racist coming forward to defend Yeagley.

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RegularGuy
posted 3/27/07 @ 9:57 PM EST

...I guess they want Native Americans who disagree with them to stay on the reservation and learn to deal blackjack.

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"Regular Guy's" racism did nothing to stop the storm of criticism against Yeagley.

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JCL
posted 3/29/07 @ 6:35 PM EST

DAVID YEAGLEY IS BARELY AMERICAN INDIAN. HE IS 1/16 -- THAT IS ALL! IF THE MAN CUT HIS FINGER HE'D BLEED OUT ALL OF HIS INDIAN BLOOD.

LOVE THE LA TIMES ARTICLE. WONDER IF YEAGLEY GETS JUST WHAT A JOKE HE MADE OF HIMSELF. I CHECKED OUT HIS WEBSITE TOO. CONFIRMED. HE IS CERTIFIABLY PSYCHO.

THE MAN IS A FARCE, A FAKE AND A JOKE AMONG REAL INDIANS. NO, REALLY HE IS.

HE CLAIMS HE IS A DOCTOR. HE IS A DOCTOR ALRIGHT, OF LIES, DECEPTION AND MANIPULATION.

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redanddelicious
posted 3/30/07 @ 10:04 AM EST

How did this farce of a person become so well quoted and listened to? Certainly no one in indian country gives him the time of day...What would David Yeagley know about anything tradtional when he wasn't raised red? Just because someone has a "drop" of ambrosia doesn't mean they're psychedelic. It just means David Yeagley is a psycho, and EVERY word out of his mouth should be questioned. He's doing more to damage his own people than we do to ourselves. And we're 12K strong! Get a clue, David. Numunu could give a shit about you - you latecoming red apple! Hey David: nah thine ah moo thine...comanche enough to understand?

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StopYourWhiningWhiteImposterYeagley
posted 4/05/07 @ 2:37 PM EST

Everyone knows you're a fraud and a racist white playing Indian. If it's libel why haven't you sued? Because a lawsuit would expose you!

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