More Offensive Mascots

by Andrew Johnson

Over on the homepage, I put together a listicle of other offensive mascots and team names that the anti-Redskin types (I mean, anti-R-word types, such as Rachel Maddow) should campaign against out of ethnic and cultural sensitivity. Across the professional, collegiate, and high-school ranks, there are a handful of these names. For example, names like the Fighting Irish, Hillbillies, Hitmen, and Whitefaces could potentially offend some demographic or identity.

Earlier today, someone passed along Florida’s Laurel Hill Hoboes, whose dribbling drifter logo, equipped in full with bundle and ragged clothing, could unfairly portray the homeless. Are there others I may have missed? Let me know!