In the ’90s, The National Congress of American Indians released this poster of fake baseball team mascots based on race alongside the Cleveland Indians, according to Fast Company.
Today, the organization released a report entitled Ending the Legacy of Racism in Sports & the Era of Harmful “Indian” Sports Mascots.
“”Indian” sports brands used by professional teams were born in an era when racism and bigotry were accepted by the dominant culture,” the report reads. “These brands which have grown to become multi-million dollar franchises were established at a time when the practice of using racial epithets and slurs as marketing slogans were a common practice among white owners seeking to capitalize on cultural superiority and racial tensions.”
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