Racist images have long been a sad tradition in American sports. But instead of distancing itself from it, it seems like some pro sports leagues are once again embracing the troubling legacy. That includes the Atlanta Braves baseball team, which will once again embrace its “screaming savage” logo in practice next season. The logo features a caricature of what’s supposed to be a Native American.
Kevin Kaduck over at the Yahoo Sports blog Big League Stew had this to say back in February:
It’s a wonder that anyone ever thought the image was OK. The logo strips Native Americans of any humanity and turns them into a one-dimensional character devoid of any sympathy or tribute. It honestly might be the only defense that the few defenders of Cleveland’s Chief Wahoo have left. (“Well, it’s not as bad as what Atlanta used to have.”)
Here’s more from Yahoo Sports.