AOL's Sporting News reports the Atlanta Braves will reinstate the "Screaming Indian" as their logo on batting practice hats in the new season. The logo, which hasn't been used since 1989, has caused an uproar in the sporting and baseball blogosphere.
The Atlanta Braves are among a handful of professional sports teams with names and logos that have Native American references that are, well, insulting to Native Americans. Trying to keep a low profile that is not offensive while keeping with the trends of "nostalgic logos" makes for a tricky existence.
Amid cries of "offensive" and "racist" are those who just give it an "F" for effort.
Indian Country Today says though there are many who miss the days of Noc-A-Homa, the "Screaming Savage was considered one of the most offensive Native caricatures in sports, and for many Natives its retirement seemed a victory in the fight against stereotypes in pop culture."
Should the Braves scrap their plans and ensure the caricature of Native Americans is a thing of the past? Or would this be merely a concession to political correctness to Braves fans?