This is the biggest load of nonsense. We have apparently reached the point when we can never have any representation of anyone who lived at a time when someone else was oppressed (which, let's see, is...any time in history) and can be tied by a shoestring to any oppressive movement or attitude (which, let's see, includes...pretty much everyone.)
If Daniel Boone is apparently off limits because he is such a racist lighting rod, we can say the same thing for almost any prominent American statesman, mountain man, President, explorer, etc. who lived at any time prior to 1970. Better exclude any "Miners" mascots throughout the country. After all, they pillaged the land and resources of Native Americans, right? Better not have the "Spartans" or "Trojans," those dastardly, war-driven, slave-owning, ethno-centric rascals! After all, we wouldn't want to stray too far from people wearing giant animal costumes...and it wouldn't be too hard to find someone who is offended by that.
This is so ridiculous it hurts. Apparently some people in the DU area need to find something better to do than look for reasons to be offended.