CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Actor Nick Offerman, best known for his role on the sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” is a native of far southwest suburban Minooka.
He's shared an online petition to his Twitter account calling on Minooka Community High School to change its mascot. Currently, athletes are referred to as the Indians.
Offerman tweeted the mascot should be “something that is not denigrating indigenous folk.”
“It’s dumb and shameful to resist this by now, unless you enjoy racism,” he said.