Hate bringing up 7-year-old stories as if they were new, but LEP tends to miss the boat on a lot of things.
Many American sports teams, colleges, and high schools use Native American mascots such as Braves, Seminoles, Aztecs, Chiefs, and (most controversially) Redskins. While most people don’t give a second thought to it, it’s a sore point for some.
high school college intramural basketball team decided to protest a local high school team’s “Fightin’ Reds” mascot with the “Fightin’ Whities”, complete with the slogan “Every thang’s going to be all white.”
While the team did get some pub, it probably didn’t have quite the desired effect. Some criticized the Fightin’ Whities for stooping to the same level as those they were attacking.
Meanwhile, the white community wasn’t very offended. In fact, many simply thought the idea was hilariously wonderful and wanted their own Fightin’ Whities jersey.
Including this white guy. I think I’m buying a T-shirt.