Fresh off news that the Washington Redskins have lost a trademark ruling regarding their name, the Indians are being protested during their visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The group, Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, is led by a social worker named Amanda Blackhorse.
“I know people don’t understand why we do this,” said Blackhorse, a social worker in Kayenta, on the Navajo Nation. “They say things like, ‘What about the Vikings? Are they next?’ But the Vikings aren’t an indigenous people of North America who are historically oppressed.
“We still exist. People think we’re actually like the Vikings… an idea of a people from the past.”
In the clip below, Blackhorse goes on to say that Chief Wahoo is one of the most racist logos “out there.”