For decades, Native Americans have demanded exaggerated depictions of their likeness not be used as props or mascots for sports teams, schools, or brands. While many educational institutions have done away with the practice, several sports teams have continued to use antiquated and offensive images of “Indians” in their logos and team names.

For years, many Native American and their allies have asked teams like the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, and Atlanta Braves to ditch their team name and logos, but the teams have refused.

In fact, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder called the team’s name “an honor” to Native American and said he would “never change the name.”

“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder said in 2013. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about.”

Like many people, ESPN commentator Bomani Jones thinks teams should ditch their Native American mascots. Recently, Jones wore a “Caucasians” t-shirt on air that looks extremely similar to the like the Cleveland Indians logo, but with one major change.


After wearing the shirt, Jones was inundated with angry tweets from hypocritical white viewers who missed the entire point and thought his Caucasians shirt was racist.



Apparently, to some, Jones’ tee was racist because it has the word “Caucasians” on it (which isn’t a racial slur), but actual racial slurs like “Redskins” are not racist.

Over on Twitter, many folks called out the hypocrisy.

Jones address the controversy about his shirt on air:

In short, Jones wants offended white folks to stay mad….and we agree.

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