People Were Offended by Bomani Jones’ ‘Caucasians’ T-Shirt

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ESPN’s Bomani Jones has social media riled up over a T-shirt he wore while co-hosting ESPN’s Mike & Mike in place of Mike Golic.

Jones’ T-shirt, which was created by Shelf Life Clothing almost 10 years ago, features the slogan “Caucasians” instead of “Indians,” with a photo of a white person instead of the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo. Just as in the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins’ name, the Indians’ mascot has been the focus of cries of racism.

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And speaking of crying, many tears were spilled on social media because some people found Jones’ shirt offensive (ahem … bet you they weren’t Native Americans).

https://twitter.com/Jimmie_Knows/status/718058475234926593

Jones said he wore the T-shirt because there’s no reason the team should be using Chief Wahoo as a mascot. When people tweeted him about the T-shirt, Jones handled it the only way he could—with his own brand of sarcasm.

https://twitter.com/justindeprimo/status/718034306086617088https://twitter.com/bomani_jones/status/718037719952322560https://twitter.com/trapgodgro/status/718103784497549314

I'm pretty sure these T-shirts are selling like hotcakes now.

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