Here's the thing, stereotypes are common beliefs held about an entire population that are generalizations, but that does not make a stereotype, racist. To be "racist" the belief would need to perpetuate the notion that a race is inferior. Baseball is a competitive sport, there is nothing racist about an image of an Indian yelling a war cry.
Last edited by Dugmet; 01-02-2013 at 06:00 AM.
The Boston one looks nice.
Boston Red Sox: 2013 World Series Champs, less than 3 weeks to opening day
Indianapolis Colts: 11-5, 2013 AFC South Champs, great season guys.
Detroit Pistons: 24-39, games this week vs. Sacramento, Toronto and Indiana
Ottawa Senators: 28-25-11, games this week vs. Nashville, Colorado and Montreal
A's, O's, and Mets have the best ones IMO.
Not a huge fan.
Atl having 2nd thoughts on the logo
Sens Raps Jays
There are all sorts of things surrounding this that I see offending people, but I still don't get what the "negative stereotype" is in the image and name of indigenous warriors who, I'm fairly certain, would let out a war cry when it was time to whoop ***. I don't even think it can be fairly argued that the image itself is historically untrue (unlike a horned viking).
Racism is the belief that others are inferior in some capacity by virtue of the race. A belief is racist when the individual believes others are inferior to him/her and therefore he/she is superior by virtue of race. Can we agree on this?...if a person really believes that all Asians are bad drivers, or that all southerners are inbred or all Mexicans are here illegally if a person believes those things then they are holding a racist belief, they don't need to think that they are superior to others because of race.
As for the Braves logo. A brave is an Indian warrior. Guess what? Indian tribes were often at war with other tribes well before the Americas were invaded by Europeans. Most civilizations have had some form of a military, and baseball is a competitive sport. The logo represents a "fighting spirit". No more, no less. The name "Braves" is a noun, but also describes an admirable quality -- to be brave. What exactly is the negative connotation associated with the logo to which you object?