I always ask people if they've seen the Frito Bandito, Speedy Gonzalez, or Sambo recently. Obviously they haven't. Why? Because the images were and are racial stereotype images that members of those races as well as any reasonable person regardless of race found offensive not only in their physical depiction but in the historical undertow that shadows them.They are now gone and most people I think understood why and have accepted the banishment. However when it comes to Indian mascots people get really upset at Indians who want to rid the popular culture of them. Why? Ignorance I suppose. The vast majority of people in America don't have contact with Indians nor does the educational system help much in ending the ignorance. When a people and their history is unknown, they reside in the margins of people's thinking and emotions. The fogging or invisible image and existence makes it easy for non-Indians, including hispanic and black pro athletes, to dismiss and/or belittle the concerns of Indian people. "Hey we're just trying to honor you redskins." PS. Many of those non-Indians living close to or with Indians in Indian Country often ballast their racial prejudices with: "Hey we live with them, they deserve our scorn."