by stormbear, Thu Nov 23, 2006 at 03:02:16 AM EST
by joelspolls, Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 12:26:08 PM EST
I like the new site design and have come to enjoy the anticipation of seeing which progressive icon would appear on the upper left hand corner of the screen with the MYDD logo. Just now I was appalled to find the face of Andrew Jackson.
I'm not going to waste a lot of time explaining this; I'll just put it bluntly. Andrew Jackson is to Native Americans as Adolf Hitler is to Jews. Period. "Indian Removal" was the proudest achievement of his presidency.
George Wallace had a lot of progressive policies in the 1960s but I'm guessing I'm never going to see a circa 1963 picture of Wallace (at the schoolhouse door?) looking down at me from the MYDD home page.
Chris, Jerome, et al.: Please do the right thing and get Andrew Jackson off the masthead!!
Take the poll to choose a replacement. (My apologies if anyone on my list is already there. Also, I'm not familiar with a lot of Native American leaders who are also progressives or I'd have put them down too -- sorry!!)