The debate over some sports teams’ names and mascots has come to a head in recent months, with accusations of ethnic stereotyping.
In our new blog post, senior consultant Andrew Weltch looks at five examples across a range of sports – from the NFL’s Washington Redskins and CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, which both dropped their nicknames to consider replacements, to other teams which have taken less decisive action.
The post also covers teams in the NHL, MLB, and English rugby union: Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Indians, and Exeter Chiefs.
Andrew concludes: “Names and mascots which may have seemed harmless, even supportive, in the past now have a different complexion. This is a subject which won’t disappear by offering a review”.
You can read the full post here.