Hopin’ Mic with J. Scott Cowan: Not Your Mascot (audio)

Not Your Mascot

Professional sports logos can be political (Patriots, Canadiens), goofy (Mighty Ducks, Pelicans), or even reminiscent of our violent history (Raiders, Titans). Regardless of the mascot, sports fans line up to cheer for and against these teams; even, for whatever reason, spending millions trying to dress like them. There are, however, some team mascots and logos that, intentionally or not, trivialize, stereotype and outright mock some minority groups. In this episode of Hopin’ Mic, liberal-virtue-signaller J. Scott Cowan take a quick trip through pro-sports history – and Inuit history – giving us his thoughts on the issue and inviting you to tune in and see if you agree…

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