The Problem with Chief Wahoo
Cleveland swept the BoSox and will face our Jays in the ALCS. It all starts Friday night.
I've been intentionally referring to their team as "Cleveland" and not by the nickname "Indians" because I'm not comfortable with it. I know the story of Louis Sockalexis and understand it's meant as a tribute, I personally just choose not to use it.
The bigger issue is Chief Wahoo. I grew up with Cleveland in our AL East division and watching Major League, and Chief Wahoo always seemed wrong, but in my adult years he seems outright offensive. Chief Wahoo is a racial caricature.
Even if Cleveland doesn't change their nickname, the time to retire Chief Wahoo as their logo has long passed.
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