Thank God Baseball season has finally come to a close. Making news in a bad way was a new McDonalds promotional item called, “Mickey D's Indians Dinner Box”, which includes 2 Big Macs, 2 cheeseburgers, 4 small fries, and 10 piece nuggets. This limited combo could be found at various McDonalds in the Ohio region where the Cleveland Indians Baseball organization is based.
We get it, we understand that this is a limited promotional food item for sports fans but why does their, “Mickey D's Indians Dinner Box”, have to be packed for a family of 100? Dang, it's no wonder that eating this much fast food can lead to high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. There's just a bad association between Native people and high processed foods, all because of the word, “Indians”, is on the side of the box.
Is it weird that McDonalds is associating an already inflamed sports caricature with a group of people that struggle with a government ration diet lifestyle, but why not create a healthy alternative dinner box that accurately reflects the movement our Native communities have been changing to like a, “Mickey D's Decolonized Indigenous Dinner Box”, that include 4 dinner salads, 4 parfaits, 4 apple slices packages & 4 bottles of water? Some of the Non-Natives reading this blog are probably thinking, “wow, thats a lot of fours” , don't worry, its a Native thing. (winks)
And hey, McDonald's, did you really have to appropriate other menu items such as the Szechuan dipping sauce & Sriracha mac sauce! MMMmmmm…. I can just taste whats left of my dignity.
#really #mcdonalds ?????