PC nonsense? I think not.

Yesterday the A’s gave the royal smackdown to the Reds. This got me thinking about team names and mascots, and how ridiculous and racist they are. Of course, I don’t know where the Reds came from, but the Braves are pretty unambiguous, as are the Redskins, the Fighting Illini, etc. How is this not patently offensive and racist? Is it merely the money invested in the franchise (and appeasing alumni in the case of college sports) that prevents us from looking at these cariacatures and recognizing them as demeaning and offensive? Have we sufficiently marginalized the Native American population that it is now safe to ignore them?
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