Rapper Vic Mensa Calls Blackhawks' Logo ‘Racist'

Rapper Vic Mensa is a Chicago native, and he weighed in Thursday on one of the most iconic sports logos in the city. 

Mensa took to his Twitter account this week and criticized the logo of the Chicago Blackhawks. Calling the logo “racist,” the rapper said that the team needed to replace the symbol immediately:

The rapper isn’t the first person to call for the Blackhawks to change their team logo, but he is one of the most high-profile critics of the trademark. 

The Blackhawks themselves have made efforts in recent years to reach out to the Native American community, including a sizable donation to help restore the iconic The Eternal Indian statue, depicting Chief Black Hawk, and Team President John McDonough visited the American Indian Center of Chicago with the Stanley Cup in 2013 as part of the center's 40th anniversary. 

Controversy over the logo will likely continue to build, as teams like the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians face criticism over their logos.

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