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Donn
01-29-2018, 03:24 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/52/Cleveland_Indians_logo.svg/791px-Cleveland_Indians_logo.svg.png

Chief Wahoo, the emblem of the Cleveland Indians for the past 70 years, will be retired by Major League Baseball in 2019. as "no longer appropriate for on-field use."

The popular design will probably be replaced with the "Block C"

https://walkerwrackspurt.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/cleveland_indiansblock-c.jpg

or the "Feather C."

https://storify.com/services/proxy/2/5ZA4_c6vpXRQQRaaO5czsA/https/scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/17268107_1656798197959833_8396626167070720000_n.jp g

Pathetic.

Chris Smith porter maine
01-29-2018, 06:46 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/52/Cleveland_Indians_logo.svg/791px-Cleveland_Indians_logo.svg.png

Chief Wahoo, the emblem of the Cleveland Indians for the past 70 years, will be retired by Major League Baseball in 2019. as "no longer appropriate for on-field use."

The popular design will probably be replaced with the "Block C"

https://walkerwrackspurt.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/cleveland_indiansblock-c.jpg

or the "Feather C."

https://storify.com/services/proxy/2/5ZA4_c6vpXRQQRaaO5czsA/https/scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/17268107_1656798197959833_8396626167070720000_n.jp g

Pathetic.

I agree to bad it took so long, look at the bright side it might change your luck.

john l
01-29-2018, 07:18 PM
The Cleveland Natives??

Tom Montgomery
01-29-2018, 07:22 PM
My question: How do the majority of Native Americans feel about this issue?

I ask because I have never seen a definitive answer to this question. I would be OK with whatever that poll revealed.

Tom Montgomery
01-29-2018, 07:30 PM
I don't think anyone would disagree that this logo -- that was used from 1946-50 -- was a demeaning caricature:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/Logo_of_the_Cleveland_Indians_%281946-1950%29.png/220px-Logo_of_the_Cleveland_Indians_%281946-1950%29.png



That was before my time.

mdh
01-30-2018, 03:55 AM
What an absolute shame.

Jimmy W
01-30-2018, 04:32 AM
Yes, am absolute shame that we can't continue using stereotyped images of the folks that we removed to Indian territory in Oklahoma to promote our sports teams.

Canoeyawl
01-30-2018, 11:51 AM
We could use just white "Okies" they have a good stereotype going on...

mdh
01-30-2018, 12:30 PM
Yes, am absolute shame that we can't continue using stereotyped images of the folks that we removed to Indian territory in Oklahoma to promote our sports teams.

It's not a stereotype: it's a caricature; and there's nothing wrong with it, unless it's in your own mind.

Art Haberland
01-30-2018, 01:07 PM
I like the feather C, It gets away from the Chief into something that is both a LOT less offensive but still pays some homage to the name of the team. I am only a quarter Seneca, I found the Chief pretty offensive

mdh
01-30-2018, 01:38 PM
I like the feather C, It gets away from the Chief into something that is both a LOT less offensive but still pays some homage to the name of the team. I am only a quarter Seneca, I found the Chief pretty offensive

That puts you in a minority of a minority. Nine out of ten injuns don't. I have a CDIB card.

SKIP KILPATRICK
01-30-2018, 01:41 PM
I have a CDIB card.

Who'd you take it from? :d

SKIP KILPATRICK
01-30-2018, 01:45 PM
I really can't say too much on this subject! I've been a fan of the Washington Racial-Slurs ever since I was a boy!

SMARTINSEN
01-30-2018, 01:45 PM
Sportsball team in D.C. that is not going to the superbowl is up next.

Jim Bow
01-30-2018, 01:56 PM
It's not a stereotype: it's a caricature; and there's nothing wrong with it, unless it's in your own mind.
How about the caricatures of black people used to sell products in the first 60 years of the 20th century? Harmless, unless it's in your own mind.

Canoeyawl
01-30-2018, 02:15 PM
http://i.imgur.com/buoQ1.gif

mdh
01-31-2018, 04:35 AM
Next: Fighting Irish

http://dailyreadlist.com/article/espn-host-notre-dame-s-fighting-irish-mascot-is-o-16

birlinn
01-31-2018, 05:00 AM
How about the caricatures of black people used to sell products in the first 60 years of the 20th century? Harmless, unless it's in your own mind.

Or you are black.

Paul Pless
01-31-2018, 06:40 AM
The 'block c' is not too bad. At least they're not going back to the prewwii script 'c' or the dorky stylized 'c' from the ten cent beer era.

http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/57/full/8276_cleveland_indians-cap-1921.png

http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/57/full/2271.png

Paul Pless
01-31-2018, 07:00 AM
Two weeks till catchers and pitchers report.

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