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The Fighting Whites (alternatively identified as Fightin' Whites, Fighting Whities, or Fightin' Whities) were an intramural basketball team formed at the University of Northern Colorado in 2002 and named in response to the Native American mascot controversy.
The intramural college team briefly attracted a storm of national attention because of its satirical protest about stereotypes of Native Americans being used as sports mascots
The intramural team, which included players of Native American, white, and Latino ancestry, adopted the name "Fighting Whites", with an accompanying logo of a stereotypical "white man" in a suit
The plan to insult whites in the same way the minority students perceived Native Americans being insulted backfired on the group when the team's popularity skyrocketed. In response to customer demand, the team eventually began selling shirts under both names. The team added the phrase "Fighting the use of Native American stereotypes" to its merchandise to discourage the shirts from being worn by white supremacists
originally posted by: Auricom
a reply to: Grovit
Should have been called "The Fighting Crackers". I'm white, and I'd have bought a truck load of those shirts.
Cracker pride 2015!
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: kaylaluv
To be fair, The Washington Redskins logo is of a noble native american in a traditional headdress.
If the logo were instead of a drunk native american at a casino, I'd say your analogy is accurate.