California Passes Law Banning Teams From Using 'Redskins' Mascot

On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will officially ban public schools and athletic teams from using the word “Redskins” as a team or mascot name. The move is a lovely gesture, just in time for Columbus Day—a holiday that traditionally celebrates the slaughter of Native Americans—and it shows… »10/12/15 4:50pm10/12/15 4:50pm


Ever Notice That There Aren’t Any Female Breakfast Cereal Mascots?

This sunny, almost-warm Sunday morning, CBS put together a cheerful little slideshow featuring the most eccentric and, dare we say, demented breakfast cereal mascots. The slideshow featured retro iterations of Tony the Tiger, the homoerotic trio of rice-puffing elves, Snap, Crackle and Pop, Franken Berry, the Quaker… »4/07/13 6:00pm4/07/13 6:00pm

School Can't Call Its Team the Cougars Because It's Offensive to Older Ladies

Changing the names of high school sports teams to be less offensive to certain groups—like Native Americans, for instance—is nothing new, but now a school board in Utah has taken it to a whole new level. A high school is opening in 2013 in the town of Draper, Utah, and they wanted to call their team the Cougars. The… »1/19/12 11:05pm1/19/12 11:05pm