Mascot?

i dont understand why in 2011 it would be thought to be fine to name a sports franchise after a derogatory term for native Americans, I’m talking about the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians. Can you imagine naming a sports team the Cleveland Black Skins?! I mean i can understand names like the Chiefs or Braves, due to the toughness those positions conveyed in native American culture. But the Indians and Redskins to me are just blatantly racist because of the stereotype they support. The Indians have this mascot called Chief Wahoo which is a stereotypical caricature of a native American. The Redskins on the other hand just go straight to the skin color and belittle native Americans as red skinned people. These franchises need to realize the detrimental effect they are having on society’s view on racism.

 

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