I’m a Leafs fan but I'm with those who think the Blackhawks jersey is the best NHL sweater ever. It’s majestic and powerful but progressives think it’s insulting to natives so various school boards are on the warpath against native nicknames and icons.
Logos have been axed and names have been changed but that isn’t quite enough for some who worry about sportswear that might be offensive to First Nations members.
They’ll try “raising awareness” first hoping students will voluntarily abandon paraphernalia with native nicknames and logos but if that doesn’t work, they’ll go for an outright ban.
Back in February, the Equity Committee of the Toronto District School Board told Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals:
“The use of pejorative indigenous names, logos and mascots is both an exploitation of indigenous cultural, spiritual and intellectual identity, and in many cases, a racist misrepresentation of that identity.”
If the vast majority of natives don’t have a problem with logos and monikers, who does?