There are those in the Asian American community who don’t exactly empathize with the “Not Your Mascot” movement. I admit that I did not have a particularly deep understanding of it until the past year. For those who aren’t so invested in this cause, I wanted to create a more tangible visualization for how it might look if Asian Americans were put in the same position.
These images below are meant to be offensive, so be warned.
Hopefully, these images also expose just how outrageous Native American mascotry is in sports today. Or at least, I hope they start that conversation.
I re-imagined some teams you should recognize with uniforms and fan wear like anything you might find at Foot Locker or Champs.
We’ll be posting a new team every day for the rest of the week. We’re interested in knowing how the images make you feel. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.
(Edit: text to better clarify intent.)
ATLANTA “JAPS” BASEBALL