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Bomani Jones' T-shirt highlights the intersection of fashion and protest




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For some time now, there's been plenty of concern about sports teams with offensive names and mascots: the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves, the Cleveland Indians. 

ESPN journalist Bomani Jones filled in on Thursday as host on his network's Mike and Mike show. He was sporting a T-shirt that looked much like a Cleveland Indians shirt, but instead of the word "Indians," it said "Caucasians." And instead of red-faced mascot Chief Wahoo with a feather poking up from his head, there was a white dude with a dollar sign in lieu of the feather.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/bomani_jones">@bomani_jones</a> made quite the statement with this “Caucasians” t-shirt: <a href="https://t.co/okDcQ2upd9">https://t.co/okDcQ2upd9</a> <a href="https://t.co/WldKZgQtzD">pic.twitter.com/WldKZgQtzD</a></p>&mdash; Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) <a href="https://twitter.com/Complex_Sports/status/718134255893614593">April 7, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Some viewers were not too happy about the shirt. But Jones says hey, if you are offended by this shirt, you must be offended by the Indians' logo, too. And if not, you're hypocritical.

It's just the latest example in a long tradition of using fashion to make a social or political point.

Kim Jenkins is a visiting assistant professor for the department of fashion at Pratt Institute in New York. She joined the show to tell more about the intersection of fashion and protest.

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.