Ever felt like people should “lighten up” about racist mascots?
Defending those mascots might make sense to you – you might think it’s harmless tradition, or an “honor to have a team named after a stereotype of your race.”
Find out what happens when someone applies the same reasoning to some new ideas for team names – the result really puts this debate in perspective.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- How to Argue Against Racist Mascots
- We Can’t ‘Get Over It’: 4 Ways Understanding Past Wrongs Can Create Better Indigenous Allies
Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @.
This comic was created in collaboration with Taté Walker. Taté Walker is a Contributing Writer for Everyday Feminism. She is Mniconjou Lakota and an enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. She is a freelance journalist who lives in Colorado Springs. She blogs at Righting Red and can be reached on www.jtatewalker.com. Follow her on Twitter @missustwalker.