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There are 3 comments on Should Sports Teams Change Their Native-Inspired Names?

  1. This is sad. The correct answer would have been, “no, it is not racist.” and then go on to explain how the Washington Redskins logo was designed by a Blackfeet Indian to display his pride in his people. It’s so sad that white liberals have taken upon themselves to call a Native American design of a Native American “racist” because they feel guilty for their ancestors conquering the Americas. Maybe just stay in your lane and worry about your own and don’t culturally appropriate other people’s customs or battles.

      1. Yes, while former Blackfeet Nation leader Walter Wetzel did share images of indigenous people with the NFL to help design the 1970s logo, he did not design it (color, etc.) Engaging in the history of the development of these logos and mascots is incredibly important to understand when, how, and why they emerge. Am looking forward to seeing the documentary. Placing the Washington team in its history (forming as the Boston Braves originally in the 1930s) helps us understand the social, cultural, and political context of these designs and decisions.

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