It is time to change the mascots of a number of teams. Past time.
The Cleveland baseball team is one of them.
A Cleveland Indians fan, painted in redface and donned in a faux Native American headdress, justified his brazen actions Friday afternoon by stating his attire was not racist – just “Cleveland Pride.”
The photo with the story says it all. Check it out.
Here are three responses to the Cleveland mascot.
From Indian Country Today Media Network:
A campaign to remove the image of Chief Wahoo, aptly titled “DeChiefing,” has gained momentum again as the 2014 season launched across the nation.
There is a lesson here, and that lesson is: For fuck’s sake, don’t do this.
From the National Congress of American Indians:
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry has a petition campaign to address the NFL about the Washington football team. Hopefully a similar campaign will address the Cleveland team.
It is time to change. Past time.
See you along the Trail.