But the thing is names do mean something. Long after the scars of physical abuse fade, the effects of verbal abuse still linger. Symbols of racism and the old slave days are a reminder that life still is not fair for so many people. The use of a team name Indian is a way of demonstrating that we equate native peoples with things like Lions, Tigers, and Bears- things not human. These brands, these symbols, these team names are not just meaningless words. These words, logos, flags, symbols that hurt others must stop being used. It is not political correctness gone mad. It is a recognition of justice. Blessings.