Msteadt, I'd say that the best way nowadays to handle this issue is to do as Theartistt here has suggested- like Washington Braves represented by a soldier, for one. decades ago the connotations that offends Afro- Americans were permitted until Jim Crow was resisted. Ditto for mascots,etc. It's a kind of Jim Crow, a holdover, so it's out, as Columbus Day should be. An ultraconservative Supreme Court in 2003 set these corrections back-which is WHY the subject keeps returning. It really is not "over reacting" to want a solution for this.
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 20:40