Barrett Dahl, an autistic Native American from Oklahoma, was visiting Washington, D.C., in October of last year on a school trip. Being in Washington inspired Dahl to wear a sweater featuring the logo of the Washington Redskins. Mr. Dahl says he wore the sweater because it gave him a sense of cultural pride.
Not surprisingly, not everyone sees it quite that way — including a White House advisor named William Mendoza, who confronted Dahl at a Pow Wow, called him a “weetard,” spit on him, and then savagely beat him.
Mendoza is the Executive Director of the White House Initiative of American Indian and Alaska Native Education, and an outspoken opponent of using Native American images as mascots.
Mendoza’s attorney, Mark Zaid, said Mendoza was traveling and unable to do an interview. Zaid said Mendoza approached Dahl on bended knee and asked him about his shirt that he said had the words “INJUN PIMP” on the back.
According to Mendoza’s notes Zaid provided, Dahl replied by saying “I don’t have to (expletive) explain (expletive) to you. If you want to step outside and take this outside, I’d be happy to explain it to you.”
Dahl counters his shirt said “INJUN PLAYER” and Mendoza was the aggressor.
“Where are you from? You’re so stupid and uneducated. You don’t understand Redskins is offensive? And I tell him I’m from Oklahoma as I’m very proud to be and that’s when he spits on me,” said Dahl.
The two sides also disagree on who threw the first punch. Dahl said he tried to leave and get on an escalator and was attacked from behind.
This is what Mendoza wrote in his notes:
“Upon exiting the escalator, I ran into Barry again, coming around the corner. I reached out my hand and said, “My apologies for offending you.” He was holding a cup in his hand, at which point, he threw its contents that was the smell of coffee and was hot, but not scalding. He then punched me in the face (right cheek). I tried to grab him but we both fell.”
The ensuing fight left both men injured. Dahl said he had to undergo multiple surgeries on his hand and he still doesn’t have full use of it. He also racked up thousands of dollars in medical bills, and said he is planning on suing Mendoza.
Mendoza’s attorney said Dahl’s account of the events are false and defamatory he is considering legal action as well. “Should Mr. Dahl continue to malign Mr. Mendoza he will have no other choice but to pursue all available legal remedies.”
Mendoza’s account is not believable for two reasons: 1) he’s a SJW bully intolerant of dissent from his views; and 2) can we believe anything said by an Obama administration official?
Mendoza had no business confronting anyone over their personal views on the Redskins issue. Dahl is apparently a huge fan and has several jerseys, shirts, and sweaters emblazoned with the logo. Who is Mendoza to challenge this man’s belief that the logo is culturally empowering?
There is no more rancid ideology in America than a racialist ideology where everything from top to bottom, 24 hours a day is seen solely and exclusively through the prism of race. That’s where Mendoza’s rage comes from — the same place that the KKK and neo-Nazis find it.
I hope Dahl sues the bastard for millions.