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 was a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism from 2015 to 2017. They are the creator of the webcomic PunkPuns and the vocalist of the L.A. queer feminist punk band P.I.T. Alli has a degree in English Literature, which is cheerfully wasted in pop literary criticism discourse on Tumblr.
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.
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