The “Redskins” Controversy May Not Now Seem to Be a Life and Death Issue, but, from a Cultural and Historical Perspective, It Is Fundamentally Just That Sort of Issue
Even if the name “Redskins” is offensive, one can at least argue that the image featured in the team logo is rather dignified.
The same cannot be said for the Cleveland Indians mascot’s appearance or name– Chief Wahoo:
Interestingly, Chief Wahoo’s skin color less resembles that of a Native American than that of a very pale White guy who drank a little too much beer and nodded off in the bleachers on a sunny afternoon.
Not surprisingly, the organization at the forefront of the effort to change team names that perpetuate stereotypes has produced a logo that looks more like the Washington Redskins’ logo than the Cleveland Indians’ logo:
In response to the growing contention over this issue, the Atlanta Braves have significantly modified their logo while maintaining the team name:
St. John’s University’s athletic teams used to be known as the Redmen. For six decades, their logo…
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