But critics say that naming sports teams after Indians, a historically disenfranchised race of people, is demeaning and even racist.
“It’s all about athletics. That’s the only reason they’re going along with the change,” said B.J. Rainbow, 31, a UND graduate who was among a group of students in April who filed a federal lawsuit to bar the further use of Fighting Sioux imagery.
“There isn’t anything about the hurt,” he said.
About time. Now can we please get some pro teams with even more offensive names and mascots changed?