Should the Cleveland Indians bring back Chief Wahoo? | The Tylt

Should the Cleveland Indians bring back Chief Wahoo?
The Cleveland Indians are removing the controversial Chief Wahoo logo from the team's uniforms starting this season. Many feel like this move was years in the making, with the logo considered a racist caricature by some fans. Still, others blame political correctness for unfairly labeling the logo and want to keep the traditional mascot around. What do you think? ⚾
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FINALLY. One more racist logo removed from sports.

Chief Wahoo has been a symbol of the racist characterization of marginalized communities in the past. As we evolve as a society, we should be more accepting and rid ourselves of offensive caricatures like Chief Wahoo. It took a while, but at least it's happening. Good bye, Wahoo. 

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What's so offensive about Chief Wahoo? People are up in arms about the image but can't articulate what makes it so offensive. Here is Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe with more:

Chief Wahoo was created in 1946 at the request of Bill Veeck, the legendary baseball impresario who was then the Indians’ owner. Veeck hired a designer hired to come up with an emblem that “would convey a spirit of pure joy and unbridled enthusiasm.”

That doesn't sound like it's coming from a place of hate and bigotry. The suggestion that the logo equates to actual racism cheapens real racist experiences. People need to realize Chief Wahoo is harmless.

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Should the Cleveland Indians bring back Chief Wahoo?
#ByeByeChiefWahoo
A festive crown for the winner
#BringBackChiefWahoo