"Caucasians" T-Shirt is Popular on Canadian Indian Reservations

The Toronto Star reports that a "Caucasians" shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians mascot and team name (pictured right) is selling like hotcakes on Canadian Indian reservations.

The smiling face of Peter Pattakos, a regular Scene contributor and anti-Wahoo crusader, can be seen on the front page of Reddit this morning. 

Shirt sales took off when DJ NDN (from the Native American trio A Tribe Called Red) was accused of racism for wearing the shirt last month, the irony of which made most sentient humans' brains explode. 

One woman in the Star story echoed sentiments from Cleveland-area Native Americans who have repeatedly declared that they do not feel "honored" by Chief Wahoo and Native American mascots across the country. 

"I have to say unequivocally I do not feel honored by those outdated, offensive team mascots and names, and think its time they be changed," she said.  "And if we can draw attention to that by turning the tables using a bit of humor then why not?”

Robert Roche said as much when he was confronted by a fan in red face at this year's home opener.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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