I Bought My Son a Cleveland Indians Cap: Am I Failing to Teach Him About Racism?
When I was in high school, our sports teams were called the Indians, and our mascot was a noble looking head of a Native American. Because we were the Indians, we felt a special connection to native people, even using an Iroquois word on our yearbook . At some point in time between when I graduated from high school and my twenty year reunion, my school changed the name to the Eagles. I was pissed. I thought it was stupid pandering to overly sensitive liberals who probably weren't even Native Americans to begin with. I just didn't get it. Read more >