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The Fighting Whites were an intramural basketball team formed at the University of Northern Colorado in 2002. The reason that an intramural college team briefly attracted a storm of national attention is that, in order to make a satirical protest about stereotypes of Native Americans being used as sports mascots (such as the Florida State Seminoles or the NFL's Washington Redskins), the team adopted the name "Fighting Whites", with an accompanying logo of a stereotypical "white man" (styled after advertising art of the 1950s) as their team mascot.
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