Collegiate’s New Dutchman Mascot Is Flash Point in Debate Over Race

Collegiate’s Dutchman character got a makeover after students demanded the exclusive Manhattan school “address its own problems with racism and intolerance.”

#black-people, #collegiate-school-manhattan, #education-k-12, #mascots, #race-and-ethnicity, #stuyvesant-peter, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

The Washington Football Team Has Rebranded as the Commanders

After a two-year search, the team announced a new name and mascot to replace the generic moniker it adopted to replace the longtime name, which was considered a racial slur of Native Americans.

#football, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-1964, #washington-football-team, #wright-jason-1982

Washington Football Team to Get a New Name on Wednesday

After a nearly two-year search, the team will unveil its new name and logo.

#football, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-1964, #washington-football-team, #wright-jason-1982

Charles Blow’s ‘Brave, Forthright and Searing’ Account of His Struggles

Readers praise the columnist’s candor. Also: America in retreat; worried Wordle fans; a dispute over a Native mascot.

#blow-charles-m, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #mascots, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wordle-puzzle

Facing a Ban, a School District Fights to Keep ‘Indian’ Nickname

Residents in a divided predominantly white town in upstate New York are fighting a state ruling to remove the Native American mascot.

#cambridge-ny, #logos, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #school-boards

Dan Reilly, the Original Mr. Met, Is Dead at 83

For four seasons at Shea Stadium, when the Mets were dreadful but beloved, he donned a giant head and roamed the stands greeting fans as the team’s mascot.

#baseball, #deaths-obituaries, #major-league-baseball, #mascots, #mr-met, #new-york-mets, #reilly-dan-1938-2021, #shea-stadium-nyc

After a Bungled Theft of Navy’s Mascot Draws Fire, Goatnappers Strike Again

Leaders of the nation’s military academies say swiping one another’s mascot animals is strictly forbidden, but that hasn’t seemed to deter glory-seeking raiders.

#goats, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #mascots, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-states-military-academy, #united-states-naval-academy

Army Cadets Tried to Get Navy’s Goat, Again. Commanders Were Not Amused.

Rivalries among the nation’s military academies include a long history of mascot-stealing “spirit missions” before football games, despite official condemnations.

#annapolis-md, #goats, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #mascots, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-military-academy, #united-states-naval-academy

I Had a Chance to Travel Anywhere. Why Did I Pick Spokane?

After 18 months of pandemic parenting isolation, the writer Jon Mooallem knew just where the cure might lie: a minor-league baseball game in eastern Washington.

#baseball, #colorado-rockies, #fans-persons, #mascots, #minor-leagues, #native-americans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spokane-wash, #stadiums-and-arenas, #travel-and-vacations

Brandiose Rebrands the Minors With Names Like Trash Pandas and Yard Goats

As Brandiose worked to create memorable mascots for minor league baseball teams, it found a tried and true recipe for success.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amarillo-sod-poodles-baseball-team, #baseball, #brandiose-studios-inc, #hartford-yard-goats, #logos, #mascots, #minor-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #rocket-city-trash-pandas-baseball-team

Rockies Say Fan Was Calling to Mascot, Not Shouting a Slur

What seemed to be a case of overt racism was actually a misunderstanding, the team said.

#baseball, #brinson-lewis-1994, #colorado-rockies, #discrimination, #jones-adam, #mascots, #miami-marlins, #race-and-ethnicity

With Guardians, Cleveland Steps Away From an Offensive Name

After years of pressure, and amid a growing trend away from names that reference Indigenous people, the team will drop its “Indians” mascot, which it used for more than 100 years.

#baseball, #cleveland-ohio, #cleveland-guardians, #cleveland-indians, #discrimination, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans

How the Yankees’ Luckiest Batboy Ended Up in an Unmarked Grave

Eddie Bennett earned fame in the dugouts of the Major Leagues. He had almost slipped from memory when New Yorkers teamed up to honor his short, dramatic life.

#baseball, #cemeteries, #chicago-white-sox, #mascots, #middle-village-queens-ny, #new-york-yankees, #roman-catholic-church

Valparaiso U. Drops Crusader as Mascot, Citing Ties to Hate Groups

The private university in Indiana, which is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, said the Crusader name could be associated with “aggressive religious oppression and violence.”

#basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #indiana, #mascots, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #valparaiso-university

No Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles. Remove Indigenous Names Now.

The Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles need to follow the Cleveland baseball team in dropping their offensive names.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #chicago-blackhawks, #cleveland-indians, #florida-state-university, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #seminole-indians, #thorpe-jim

For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Has Brought Hope

Leaders in the movement to rid sports of such nicknames and the logos that accompany them saw a domino effect building in public schools after two major professional teams made changes. But there are staunch holdouts.

#education, #indigenous-people, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans

Cleveland’s Baseball Team Will Drop Its Indians Team Name

The decision comes amid a wider push for sports teams to stop using Native American names and imagery as team names and mascots.

#baseball, #cleveland-indians, #major-league-baseball, #mascots, #native-americans

Marty, Longtime Mascot of Mount Washington Observatory, Dies

“He might love you one week and the next week, he wouldn’t come near you,” said an observatory official. “Typical cat.”

#cats, #deaths-obituaries, #mascots, #mount-washington-nh, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #northeastern-states-us

Arsenal Laid Off Its ‘Gunnersaurus’ Mascot. A Player Offered to Pay His Salary.

Mesut Ozil, one of soccer’s highest-paid stars, has offered to save the club’s beloved dinosaur mascot, who has been delighting supporters and players for 27 years.

#arsenal-soccer-team, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #english-premier-league, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mascots, #ozil-mesut, #soccer

Why One Team Named the Indians Won’t Be Changing Its Name

A minor league team in Spokane, Wash., has steadfastly stood by its nickname with the support of the local Native American community.

#baseball, #cleveland-indians, #harjo-suzan-shown, #major-league-baseball, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #spokane-wash, #uniforms, #washington-football-team

Washington Name Change Was ‘a Long Time Coming’

The Washington N.F.L. team has long been a target of protests but now that its owner has budged, activists are pushing for other teams to follow suit.

#fedex-corporation, #football, #harjo-suzan-shown, #logos, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins

Washington Redskins to Drop Name

The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.

#fedex-corporation, #football, #marshall-george-preston, #mascots, #names-organizational, #nike-inc, #pepsico-inc, #snyder-daniel-m, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc, #washington-redskins

In Campaign Against Racism, Team Names Get New Scrutiny

It is not just the N.F.L.’s Washington team that could get a name change. A number of schools are also reconsidering nicknames, though some are resisting any switch.

#american-indian-movement, #atlanta-braves, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cherokee-indians, #chicago-blackhawks, #cleveland-indians, #colleges-and-universities, #florida-state-university, #harjo-suzan-shown, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #san-diego-state-university, #snyder-daniel-m, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #trump-donald-j, #washington-redskins

Washington and the N.F.L. Might Change the Redskins Name. Why Now?

The move toward changing a mascot name after decades of complaints underscores how America’s most popular sport has scrambled to keep up with shifts in public opinion.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #football, #goodell-roger, #mascots, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins

Washington Redskins to Review Team’s Nickname

The review — a prelude to a potential change — comes after years of protest from those who find the name offensive and defiance from the team’s owner.

#football, #mascots, #washington-redskins

Aunt Jemima Is Gone, Time to End Other Racist Branding

Companies and sports teams are trying to correct America’s painful history of overtly hurtful advertising. But not all.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aunt-jemima-milling-co, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cleveland-indians, #discrimination, #mascots, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #quaker-oats-co, #race-and-ethnicity, #slants-music-group, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #united-states

Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Its Products

The company, a farmer-owned cooperative formed in 1921, said it would replace the decades-old illustration with photos of its members on some products.

#american-psychological-assn, #containers-and-packaging, #mascots, #minnesota, #native-americans