Jalen Rose Wants To Cancel Mount Rushmore

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Jalen Rose recently dropped an absolute take quake about Mount Rushmore.

The former NBA star and current ESPN analyst tweeted a video demanding people stop using Mount Rushmore as a measuring stick for greatness.

Jalen Rose thinks Mount Rushmore is offensive. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Why? He feels it’s offensive like the Washington Redskins name was prior to the change to WTF and the Commanders.

“Let’s stop using the term Mount Rushmore when we talking about our favorite rappers, when we talking about our favorite movies, we talking about our favorite players. I know you’re going to see this video and I know you’re going to take action,” Rose told his followers.

This is the definition of a woke take, and it doesn’t really make sense at all. For the record, Mount Rushmore is named after lawyer and miner Charles E. Rushmore, and the faces of four great American Presidents now sit on it.

You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not offended by the faces of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt being carved in stone in the Black Hills.

Is Mount Rushmore offensive or does it represent American greatness? (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP via Getty Images)

Mount Rushmore represents the best of America. It represents American greatness. That’s why tourists flock there.

It’s a monument that reminds people just how great this country can be at our best. Apparently, that’s offensive to Jalen Rose.

There is a dark history in America when it comes to the treatment of Native Americans, and any rational person can admit it.

Mount Rushmore represents American greatness. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

However, that doesn’t mean everything on land once owned by Native Americans must be treated as untouchable and be canceled.

Mount Rushmore is something to be celebrated. It should make you proud to be an American, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using the name when ranking things.

You have to do some serious mental gymnastics to think otherwise.

Why do people love Mount Rushmore. (Photo by Harold M. Lambert/Getty Images)

While Rose is trying to appease the woke masses, the rest of us are always just excited to celebrate America!

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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  1. Jalen Rose is such a dumb sob. The guy’s not bright at all. It’s obvious his college courses were basket weaving and drawing. I think we are lucky that he has a platform like espn to be able to share his thoughts though, because at least he gives us something to laugh at on a regular basis. Dummy’s do have a role to play in life and that’s to provide humor for us. Nothing works better at picking you up if you’re having a crappy day than listening to Jalen Rose trying to pass off ignorant bigoted shit as witty thoughts and insights. If there weren’t idiots in this world how would we be able to judge how much smarter we are lol.

  2. Jalen Rose is a moderate IQ (at best) middle-age man trying way too hard to come off as young and intellectual. It’s all a front.

    PS – all land is stolen. Humans were hunters/gatherers for thousands of years, living nomadically until the advent of agriculture around 10,000BC. Since then civilizations, city/states, empires, dynasties, countries, kingdoms, etc. have come and gone. It’s not until this modern era which we live that these land grabs and wars have mostly subsided. Prime example: Byzantine Empire was a thing for like 700 years with the capital city of Constantinople. This land wasn’t stolen, the Ottoman Turks attacked them at a weak point in their empire and took their shit. Today, we call it Istanbul. To the victor go the spoils.

    And as far as Native Americans, the fate they encountered was bound to happen at some point, regardless. Europe, Asia, and Africa (the old world) had been trading disease for millennia. If it weren’t Europeans to make it to the Americas it would eventually have been Asians and the same shit would have happened, just on the other coast. There’s nothing the natives could have done to prepare for things like small pox and all the other diseases they had no immune system protection from. That is, even if Europeans didn’t go to war with tribes and “take their land”, many natives would have still perished from old-world disease regardless.

  3. Another goofy thin skinned darkie who whines and complains about everything never satisfied just pathetic and oh yeah has never won a thing in college or pros having been part of the way way overhyped so called Fab 5 and not one of them ever won a thing college or pros just stfu

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