Letter to the editor: Cleveland Whites? | Letters to the Editor


Hello sports fans, it’s Super Bowl time. That leaves me with a couple of questions about names and / or name changes. Where does it start Where does it end? The Washington Football Team (Redskins). What’s your username Who is your mascot The Cleveland Indians, oops, sorry, the Cleveland Browns.

When doing your homework, Cleveland chooses the nickname or mascot “Browns” in honor of its coach at the time, Paul Brown, revered throughout Ohio football history. He was also the first coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. So here is my question: what if his last name was white? Would the Cleveland Whites be a legitimate NFL team today?

OK, where’s the NAACP when you need them and the ACLU? When or where or how or why does it get “offensive”? Wake up America. Get up.