"A Super-Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Determine if Your Team Mascot Is Offensive" by Neil Irwin in the New York Times
Step 1. Is your team mascot an animal? You’re good! You’re all done here. We do not know if bears object to the Chicago football team’s being called the Bears, because bears do not understand what football is, and if you ask them they just might eat you. Read piece here.