IN CHICAGO, THE ‘BLACKHAWKS’ NICKNAME ISN’T A BIG ISSUE

“Observers have numerous theories about why that’s the case, ranging from hockey’s relatively minor status on the national sports scene to Chicago’s small American Indian community to the team’s support of a local American Indian organization. Also, a name such as ‘Redskins’ is widely considered by American Indians to be a racist slur; judging the propriety of ‘Blackhawks’ is a much more subtle and complicated issue.”

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