Pro Teams Resist Push To Drop Native American Mascots
By Andrew Westney (February 8, 2016, 4:46 PM EST) -- Despite escalating pressure on sports teams to drop Native American-themed mascots, names and logos by tribal groups, media outlets and others who find them offensive, many pro teams continue to show themselves willing to stick with their traditional images until the market dictates a change.
While the NFL's Washington, D.C., team — whose Redskins moniker many critics see as an outright racial slur — has drawn the most attention in the legal world with its battle to protect its trademark rights, other teams, such as the MLB's Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves, have also staunchly held on to their familiar images,...
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