No justifying ‘Redskins’ as mascot

“Fans of franchises bearing Indian names often resist changing them out of sentiment,” columnist Leonard Pitts (in photo) wrote. But that’s shortsighted. “Whether we choose to acknowledge it, or never do, doesn’t change the fact: ‘Redskins’ is a curse word,” Pitts wrote. Wichita North High School periodically debates whether to change its mascot, but its teams remain the Redskins.