Stiglich Redskins-Swastika Cartoon Offends

Note: This letter appeard in The New York Daily News on October 19, 2013.

Letters to the Editor
The New York Daily News 

To the Editor:

Re: Tom Stiglich Cartoon - "Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage” (Oct. 17):

The cartoon speaks to a legitimate issue but sheds more heat than light on the subject.  We have made it clear that team names such as Redskins and Indians are insensitive and need to be changed. Insensitivity, however, is not evil intent which is associated with use of the Swastika.

In trying to persuade owners and fans to do the right thing, let's not engage in demagogic comparisons that have no place in the discussion.

Sincerely,

Evan R. Bernstein
New York Regional Director

Letters to the Editor
The New York Daily News 

To the Editor:

Re: Tom Stiglich Cartoon - "Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage” (Oct. 17):

The cartoon speaks to a legitimate issue but sheds more heat than light on the subject.  We have made it clear that team names such as Redskins and Indians are insensitive and need to be changed. Insensitivity, however, is not evil intent which is associated with use of the Swastika.

In trying to persuade owners and fans to do the right thing, let's not engage in demagogic comparisons that have no place in the discussion.

Sincerely,

Evan R. Bernstein
New York Regional Director