Fast Focus: Should mascots be culturally sensitive? Simply, no

August 25, 2013 

The name were not chosen to be disrespectful to anyone in any way. Those who take offense should not be so thin-skinned as to think it is intended to be harmful or disrespectful to any creed, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation. It is a name, that is all.

The names are entrenched in the community and should not be changed. I think we, as a society, have placed too much emphasis on being sure we are politically correct so as to not offend anyone. Get a grip!

Just like the little old lady from Richland that has decided due to her beliefs and values that she and her shop will not provide flower service to a gay wedding. Get over yourself and go buy flowers elsewhere. Don't become a martyr for your beliefs and sue her or force her to follow your belief. Get over it!

-- DON TAYLOR, Kennewick

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