Laura Ingraham on Redskins mascot outrage: "They think they're having their Selma moment"

Ingraham appeared on Tuesday's edition of "Fox & Friends"

Published March 10, 2015 4:00PM (EDT)

Laura Ingraham                          (ABC News)
Laura Ingraham (ABC News)

On Tuesday, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham appeared on "Fox & Friends" to discuss the growing controversy surrounding Lancaster High, a Buffalo, NY high school earning widespread criticism for maintaining "the Redskins" as its mascot.

Two high schools have already canceled games due to the offensive mascot and a school board meeting highlighted public support for a name change.

"The arguments I'm hearing, it really hurt," said Al Parker, a member of the Tonawanda Senecas in an interview with the New York Times. "The people who want to keep the name don't understand the hurt."

Ingraham spoke to the issue with the callousness of a movie villain: "Everything is politically correct so I think the students in upstate New York, maybe they think they're having their Selma moment by acting against this other team," she said. "They can do what they want, they can cancel the game. Everyone is bringing in witnesses to say I'm more offended than the other guy. And then some guy who is part Indian says, 'I'm not offended.'"

Ingraham is referring to the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery. On Monday, a group of marchers including the Obamas and the Bushes, marched across Selma, Al.'s Edmund Pettus Bridge. The march took place in honor of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a major event in American civil rights history that ultimately contributed to winning black citizens the right to vote in the state.

"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade couldn't let the segment end without sharing his worthy thoughts on racism in America: "I'm offended by Mr. Met," he said referring to the mascot that is a baseball in a uniform. "His head is huge."

By Joanna Rothkopf

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