This is ridiculous. A while back somebody decided to raise a big stink over the fact that the Arkansas State University sports teams were called the “Indians”. Now, some years later they’re having to change the mascot because some ninny decided to take offense.
Thing is, I’m not a big sports person but I have seen an Indians game or three over the years and I’ve had occasion to see the mascot. The Indian mascot was portrayed with dignity from what I’ve seen. For that matter I’ve learned recently that some of the people assuming the role over the years have been “Native Americans” and THEY didn’t consider it to be offensive or defamatory in the least. Now I am not a hamster but if Native Americans don’t consider “Indians” to be an offensive or derogatory mascot then what the hell is anyone else taking offense for?
I think that more people need to RE-learn what their mothers taught them long ago. “Mind Your Own Business!”