No. A reasonable person understands that team mascots were selected to honor the past and represent the future in a very positive way. They were selected as a source of pride to represent schools and teams, by providing a unique identity that students and community members could rally around during spirited competition and events. There was no ill intent when selecting mascots and therefore, here should be no reason to change. In fact, I would think that Chief Kamiakin would likely be on the sidelines rooting on the Braves if he were still around. I think he would be proud to know his spirit and the heritage of his people was still going strong.
-- ED YOUNG, Kennewick