Atlanta Braves ramp up the racism with new caps


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Was there really a point to this? Bringing back the screaming savage indian of years past? It’s bad enough that racism like this existed for so long, it was Atlanta’s logo from 1967 to 1989. The mohawked image first made an appearance in 1954 during the Braves’ Milwaukee days.

From Big League Stew:

The re-emergence of the questionable logo is surprising given that the Cleveland Indians have been distancing themselves from Chief Wahoo in recent years. (This year’s Indians BP cap features the increasingly familiar block ‘C’.) Even the Braves have landed on the right side of sensitivity, replacing an offensive savage patch on the throwback jerseys the team introduced in 2012.

This is the team that gave us John Rocker, the king of cultural insensitivity. And experienced a PR nightmare from the tomahawk chop. They really should know better, cuz there’s no upside here.

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  1. I’m Cherokee. I find nothing racist or offensive about the Atlanta Braves caps. I’m tired of idiot liberals telling us what is offensive. ANYTHING can be offensive to the easily offended. There’s probably more people with Native ancestry who like the symbol and the tomahawk chop, etc. (p.s. I hate the Braves as I’m a Reds fan and I’m not crazy about their fans, but that’s another story..lol)

  2. Yeah…it’s racist but I like the image. Actually my favorite is the Cleveland Indians smiling mascot.
    Also, no one cares. Native Americans have no voice and are ignored in our society. They are not like blacks who give us things like rap, basketball players, comedians and white people’s shame for past crimes. They are also not Jewish who give us comedians, Facebook, movies, comedians (oh did I already say comedians. It must to said twice as they are really talented there), Adam Sandler.

  3. ChumashWisdom says:

    Any person claiming Native blood & also claiming to “Not be offended” is merely showing how “White” they are.

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