Actually, Cracker Barrel really just refers to crackers, not a colonization of white people and systemic racism against them... because these things never happened.
I'm tired of ignorant privileged people recontextualizing issues to claim victimhood that doesn't exist and to deflect attention from things that do.
Many people also argue that there are many issues affecting Aboriginal people that should get more attention than the mascots. Of course I agree with this, but racial mascots are a symptom of systemic racism and discussing these mascots is a part of a wider discussion and action about racism against Aboriginals. Redskins wouldn't still be a team name and icon if our society understood this connection and racism against Aboriginals in general.
I imagine that 70 or 80 years ago, a lot of people said blackface was not racist and a "tribute" or "honour" of black people, similarly to defence of the persistent Aboriginal race portrayals. When something is so engrained in our culture and accepted by so many people, it is hard for many people to see the problems.
It struck me to read that many people are under the impression that the anti-mascot movement is new, ie) "Why all the fuss now?" as if this is some sort of bandwagon and its riders are delusional or have a "crazy PC" agenda. Many people have advocated for the elimination of this cultural appropriation for some time; it's just only been getting this level of attention now. I imagine the large #notyourmascot movement had something to do with the reach the message has achieved, which is great. So empowering and educational. A huge reason I love social media.
Of course, with the news and discussion about Redskins, many, if not most, opinions remain unchanged. There's still a lot of work to do, but this is a step in the right direction.