Posted on August 7, 2022

‘Mount Rushmore’ Term Is ‘Offensive’ and Should Be ‘Retired,’ ESPN’s Jalen Rose Says

Ryan Morik, Fox News, August 5, 2022

ESPN’s Jalen Rose is challenging people to stop using the term “Mount Rushmore.”

The term is normally used when naming the four greatest in a certain category.


“Can we retire using ‘Mount Rushmore?’ That should be offensive to all of us, especially Native Americans, Indigenous people who were the first people here before Christopher Columbus,” Rose said in a video he tweeted. “That land was stolen from them when it was discovered that it contained gold.

“And 25 years later, to add insult to injury, four American presidents were put on what we call Mount Rushmore on the top of the dead bodies that is buried right underneath. So, I call for you and for myself — I’m owning this, too — let’s stop using the term ‘Mount Rushmore’ when we’re talking about our favorite rappers, talking about our favorite movies, talking about our favorite players.”