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5/26/2018

article Chief concerns: Native American mascots under increasing scrutiny
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians made news which transcended the sports world in January with the announcement that the Chief Wahoo logo, which has represented the team...

5/17/2018

article Man who protested racist Indian mascots stole Native American grant money
(Ohio) -- A man known for protesting racist “fake Indian” mascots pleaded guilty to embezzling grant money meant for Native American services. The Plain...

4/16/2018

article MLB no longer selling new Cleveland Indians cap that included a Native American caricature alongside patch honoring Jackie Robinson
(Ohio) -- Sunday was Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, but one piece of memorabilia from the Cleveland Indians drew controversy and has already been pulled...
article MLB tried commemorating Jackie Robinson Day with a racist hat
(Ohio) -- For some reason, MLB thought it would be kosher to celebrate Jackie Robinson’s fight against racism with a racist hat. Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated...

4/15/2018

article MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson day with controversial Chief Wahoo hat
(Ohio) -- For a league now claiming the Cleveland Indians ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo is no longer appropriate and will be retired after 2018, Major League Baseball...
article MLB Shop removes Chief Wahoo hat with Jackie Robinson Day patch from site
(Ohio) -- What’s the best way to celebrate Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier? Wearing a cap that features an unabashedly racist...

4/14/2018

article Let ‘Chief Wahoo’ do some good
(USA) -- Major League Baseball has convinced the Cleveland Indians to remove their Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms. That may be a victory over racism or a cynical gesture...

4/9/2018

article As Cleveland Indians Prepare to Part With Chief Wahoo, Tensions Reignite
(Ohio) -- For decades, community activists in northeast Ohio have held demonstrations at the Cleveland Indians’ home opener to protest the team’s name and...
article Chief Wahoo fans hurl insults at Native Americans during Cleveland Indians' home opener
(Ohio) -- Cleveland Indians fans professing their support for the team's controversial mascot, Chief Wahoo, hurled insults Friday at Native Americans and others...
article Fans insist Cleveland Indians logo isn’t racist, act racist toward Native Americans
(Ohio) -- Nothing answers “What’s the big deal?” about a racially stereotyped mascot quite like fans exhibiting racist behavior toward the group the...

4/8/2018

article Watch: Cleveland baseball fans hurl abuse at Native Americans outside stadium
(Ohio) -- Cleveland’s baseball team announced before this season that it will retire its racist mascot, Chief Wahoo, before opening day in 2019. As they started...
article Here are some Cleveland baseball fans screaming obscenities at Native American protesters
(Ohio) -- Cleveland’s Chief Wahoo logo is theoretically going away, although not until next year, because when you’re agreeing that something is offensive...

4/7/2018

article Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo’s farewell from the field isn’t nearly enough for the logo’s detractors. Despite the Cleveland Indians’ decision to remove...

4/6/2018

article Chief Wahoo makes last Opening Day appearance on a Tribe uniform
(Ohio) -- Just another typical Opening Day in Cleveland. Temperatures in the 40s. A threat of snow. High hopes for playoff baseball in October. And protesters trading...
article Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo’s farewell from the field isn’t nearly enough for the logo’s detractors. Despite the Cleveland Indians’ decision to remove...
article Tensions run high as Chief Wahoo debate continues at Indians home opener
(Ohio) -- Months after the Cleveland Indians and Major League Baseball announced Chief Wahoo’s likeness will be removed from the team’s uniform following the...

3/30/2018

article It's Going to Be Hard for Cleveland to Get Rid of Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- At the end of January, the Cleveland Indians announced that their mascot, Chief Wahoo, will no longer appear on players’ jerseys beginning with the 2019...

3/29/2018

article The Cleveland Indians begin their final season with Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- Early this year, the Cleveland Indians announced that they would remove their controversial mascot Chief Wahoo from uniforms in 2019. The logo will also no...

3/28/2018

article Indians' Chief Wahoo still viewed positively by many Greater Clevelanders, Baldwin Wallace poll says
(Ohio) -- As the Cleveland Indians prepare for their last season with Chief Wahoo on their uniforms, opinions of the mascot regionally remain divided yet generally...
article Poll: NE Ohioans overwhelmingly prefer Cleveland Indians' 'Chief Wahoo' logo over 'Block C'
(Ohio) -- The controversial Chief Wahoo logo will be gone from the Indians' uniforms next season, but fans' feelings about him are still overwhelmingly positive.

3/22/2018

article Cooperstown Bans the Indians' Chief Wahoo Logo From Future Baseball Hall of Fame Plaques
(New York) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame is following MLB's lead and banning the future use of Chief Wahoo, the controversial Cleveland Indians logo once called the...
article Hall says it won't use Chief Wahoo logo for future plaques
(New York) -- The baseball Hall of Fame says it no longer will use the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo logo for plaques of new members. In a statement, the Hall said...

3/21/2018

article Baseball Hall Of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo Before The Cleveland Indians
(Ohio) -- Cleveland Indians legend Jim Thome got a well-deserved first-ballot Hall of Fame nod this year, and after some apparent discussion, as well as a specific...
article Baseball Hall of Fame to stop using Indians' Chief Wahoo logo
(Ohio) -- When Jim Thome is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in July, his plaque will not feature the Chief Wahoo logo that the Cleveland Indians have displayed on...
article Hall says it won't use Chief Wahoo logo for future plaques
(Ohio) -- The baseball Hall of Fame says it no longer will use the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo logo for plaques of new members. In a statement, the Hall said...

3/15/2018

article 'Chief Wahoo' out: the mascot debate
(USA) -- The announcement in January that the Cleveland Indians will remove the  “Chief Wahoo” logo from use on the field has invited a reexamination of...

2/21/2018

article OP/ED: Cleveland Indians address racist mascot
(Ohio) -- More than a week ago the MLB and the Cleveland Indians announced their mutual agreement to remove the “Chief Wahoo” logo from the team’s...

2/14/2018

article The Indians got rid of Chief Wahoo, but they should do more
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians think getting rid of one racist image means their work is done, and that they can pack up their “How to Handle Having a Racist...

2/12/2018

article Demise of Cleveland’s ‘Chief Wahoo’ opens the door for proper recognition of Maine’s Sockalexis
(Maine) -- Thanks to the courage and persistence of just one man, the end of the appearance of Chief Wahoo on the playing uniforms of the Cleveland Indians will finally...
article Did Minnesota help give Chief Wahoo the boot?
(Minnesota) -- The recent announcement that the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team will discontinue its age-old logo of a cartoonish Native American character...

2/10/2018

article Chief Wahoo’s Long But Not Final Goodbye Starts Now
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo, the longtime Cleveland Indians logo is going into semi-retirement after the 2018 season. The logo has been used less and less recently. Since 2009...

2/9/2018

article 'Stop caricaturing us': Why removing Chief Wahoo as Cleveland Indian mascot matters
(Canada) -- For decades, Indigenous rights advocates have been calling for the removal of mascots they find offensive from America sports. Finally, one sports team seems...
article Native Americans: Benching Wahoo step in right direction
(Ohio) -- Cleveland native Josh Hunt is not a fan of baseball. But he’s showed up at Progressive Field where the Indians play for the past couple of years to...
article Son of former Indians owner Bill Veeck glad to see 'Chief Wahoo' logo will be eliminated
(Ohio) -- Mike Veeck, whose late father Bill owned the Cleveland Indians when they adopted the "Chief Wahoo" logo for players' uniforms in 1947, told ESPN...

2/6/2018

article Looking Beyond Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- Last week, the Cleveland Indians announced that beginning in 2019 they would no longer use the red-faced Chief Wahoo logo on their hats and uniforms. They...

2/5/2018

article OP/ED: Indians removing Chief Wahoo logo from game uniforms in 2019
(Ohio) -- — A smiling reminder of lazy summer days. An ugly depiction of racism. Beloved by some, reviled by others. Chief Wahoo — the grinning, wide-eyed,...

2/4/2018

article RADIO: On Chief Wahoo And Native American Imagery
(Indian Country) -- A controversial logo will be removed from the uniforms of the Cleveland Indians' baseball team for the 2019 season. But the caricature of a red-...

2/3/2018

article Smithsonian Curator Weighs In on Baseball’s Decision to Retire “Chief Wahoo”
(Ohio) -- “Since 1948, the Cleveland Indians’ uniforms have been adorned with the team’s official logo: a cartoonish, grinning Native American man...

2/2/2018

article Chief Wahoo — to the chagrin of many Tribe fans — had to go
(Ohio) -- Technically, the block "C" has been the Cleveland Indians' primary logo since 2014. It was on the vast majority of the postseason merchandise the...
article History is on the side of the Cleveland Indians in retiring Chief Wahoo: Kevin Gover (Opinion)
(Washington D.C.) -- Americans have been fascinated by and conflicted about Native Americans since the founding of this country. Each generation decides all over again...
article OP/ED: Good Riddance to Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- At Municipal Stadium on the shore of Lake Erie, the crowd that came out to see the Cleveland Indians play often seemed to be just me, some neighbors and the...

2/1/2018

article Baseball’s Chief Wahoo Is Out on Strike Four (Sort Of)
(USA) -- Under pressure from Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians announced this week that beginning in 2019, they’ll retire the Chief Wahoo mascot—...
article Cleveland Indians: Another look at the hated Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- Another look at the Cleveland Indians hated Chief Wahoo mascot conversation. For the Cleveland Indians, it was a long time coming, but the shoe has finally...
article MLB’s Removal of Cleveland Logo Is Latest Win for Native American Group
(USA) -- With the Cleveland Indians announcing the retirement of their mascot this week, the National Congress of American Indians scored perhaps the biggest win in its...
article Behold the Conservative Anti-Anti-Chief-Wahoo Argument
(USA) -- I’m endlessly amazed at the stuff conservatives decide to kvetch about. Today at National Review, Philip DeVoe is unhappy that the Cleveland Indians have...
article OP/ED: Why Remove ‘Chief Wahoo’?
(USA) -- Ending an 80-year tradition, the Cleveland Indians have announced that they will remove the “Chief Wahoo” mascot from their uniforms beginning in...

1/31/2018

article Chief Wahoo: A Mascot for the Lie of White Supremacy
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday, the Cleveland Indians released a statement that they will remove the logo of Chief Wahoo from their on-field uniforms beginning with the...
article Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo Joins List of Retired Native American Logos and Nicknames
(USA) -- Cleveland needed a new nickname after the 1914 baseball season. They had been known as the Cleveland Naps, and not because their players had issues staying...
article Cleveland Mayor Thanks Indians for Getting Rid of Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- ​Professional sports team mascots have been at the ​center of controversy for years now. Teams such as the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Chiefs, and...
article Column: I Shouldn’t have to write this, but, Chief Wahoo is racist
(Connecticut) -- Chief Wahoo is an offensive cartoon stereotype and it’s indisputably a good thing that the Indians are ditching the caricature from their uniforms...
article Former member of the Indians Duane Kuiper on Chief Wahoo: Should’ve been gone a long time ago
(California) -- The Cleveland Indians’ longtime mascot Chief Wahoo is no more. Well, at least once 2019 comes around. Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday...

1/30/2018

article Chief Wahoo is about to be retired. Will Anderson Redskins name be next?
(Ohio) -- With a national conversation burgeoning over the Cleveland Indians' decision to closet their Chief Wahoo logo, local conversation is stirring about the fate of...
article Will Fighting Irish now ban its nickname? ESPN host claims Notre Dame should follow Cleveland Indians and do away with 'racist' logo
(UK) -- ESPN host Max Kellerman ignited backlash on social media by suggesting Tuesday that the University of Notre Dame should change its nickname, the Fighting Irish,...

1/29/2018

article Cleveland Indians Will Abandon Chief Wahoo Logo Next Year
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms beginning in 2019, according to Major League Baseball, which said the popular...
article Cleveland Indians to ditch controversial 'Chief Wahoo' logo
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians baseball team will stop using a logo long criticised as being offensive to Native Americans. Beginning in 2019, the grinning, red-faced...
article Cleveland Indians to pull Chief Wahoo logo off baseball uniforms
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians announced Monday that they are dropping the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms next year, bowing to decades of complaints that the...
article Cleveland Indians to remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms
(Ohio) -- Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians' uniform next year. The polarizing mascot is coming off the...
article What Is Chief Wahoo? Cleveland Indians To Phase Out Logo Many Deemed Offensive
(Ohio) -- "Chief Wahoo" is out in Cleveland. For the most part. Just not right away. Beginning in the 2019 season, Major League Baseball's Cleveland...
article Change the Mascot Praises Major League Baseball and Cleveland Franchise for Eliminating Offensive Chief Wahoo Mascot
(New York) -- The Change the Mascot movement is applauding Major League Baseball and its Cleveland franchise for today's announcement that the team's offensive Chief...
article Descendant of 1st Native American big league ballplayer welcomes Cleveland scrapping 'Chief Wahoo'
(Maine) -- A descendant of the first Native American to play major league baseball says the Cleveland Indians' decision to scrap its "Chief Wahoo" logo is...
article Getting rid of Indians' Chief Wahoo logo is just the beginning, Native American activist says
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians' decision to remove the Chief Wahoo logo from team uniforms shows some progress in the fight to eliminate offensive mascots, but the...
article How some real Indians felt about Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- Not until the last week of my last visit to Cleveland Indians' spring training in 1992 in Tucson, the final season before they temporarily relocated to...
article Will you still wear Chief Wahoo, after Cleveland Indians lose logo?
(Ohio) -- Do you wear Wahoo? The Cleveland Indians' longtime Chief Wahoo logo will disappear from Progressive Field after the 2018 season -- except for the team shop.

1/23/2018

article Chief Wahoo, the Robert E. Lee Statue of Baseball
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo, the cartoon figure that has been the logo of the Cleveland Indians for most of their history, is now thought by many to be racist. It’s the...

12/18/2017

article Original Chief Wahoo Creator Dies at 88
(Ohio) -- Walter Goldbach, the man who created the original Chief Wahoo logo as a teenager in 1947, has died.

12/13/2017

article MLB trying to steer 'Chief Wahoo' discrimination case away from Ontario human rights tribunal
(Ontario) -- Lawyers for Major League Baseball argued Wednesday the best way to address a discrimination claim against the Cleveland Indians’ “Chief Wahoo...

11/8/2017

article Column: Time for Chief Wahoo to go?
(Ohio) -- I’ll never forget the day I fell in love with the Tribe. My grandpa and dad took my little sister and I to our first game at ages 8 and 6, respectively,...

10/29/2017

article After Yuli Gurriel's suspension, Chief Wahoo should be next
(Ohio) -- Major League Baseball has taken action against racism in the game. It wasn’t just with words, which was all commissioner Rob Manfred gave after Baltimore...

10/28/2017

article Rob Manfred says MLB will revisit Chief Wahoo logo in off-season
(Ohio) -- Commissioner Rob Manfred sent a message that Major League Baseball will not tolerate racism when it suspended Houston Astros slugger Yuri Gurriel for making an...

10/16/2017

article OP/ED: Time for change
(California) -- As the Cleveland Indians slogged through another playoff meltdown in Game 5 of the American League Division Series, my attention couldn’t help but...

9/22/2017

article Indian mascot plagues Cleveland baseball team
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians are perhaps the best team in baseball, but the Ohioans may be striking out when it comes to sensitivity training. The franchise’s...

9/8/2017

article Anti-Chief Wahoo activist could face more federal charges in grant embezzlement case
(Ohio) -- An anti-Chief Wahoo activist indicted last week on charges that he stole more than $77,000 in grant money meant to benefit Native Americans in Northeast Ohio...
article Former Professor Faces Federal Charges
(Ohio) -- Former Oberlin Professor Robert Roche was formally indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and theft of government funds last Wednesday.

9/4/2017

article MORON ALERT: Chief Wahoo, the Robert E. Lee Statue of Baseball
(Washington D.C.) -- Chief Wahoo, the cartoon figure that has been the logo of the Cleveland Indians for most of their history, is now thought by many to be racist. It...

8/30/2017

article Indians owner Paul Dolan on Chief Wahoo, league negotiations: ‘We’re not exactly aligned’
(Ohio) -- The battle over Chief Wahoo continues to be waged, though according to Indians owner Paul Dolan, the club and the league still do not see eye-to-eye. Dolan,...
article Anti-Chief Wahoo activist charged with misusing federal grant money meant for Native Americans
(Ohio) -- A well-known anti-Chief Wahoo activist was indicted in federal court Wednesday and charged with stealing more than $77,000 in grant money meant to benefit...
article Chief Wahoo protester Robert Roche hurts Native American cause: Mark Naymik
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo protester Robert Roche and the Cleveland Indians' racist logo sadly have something in common. They both misrepresent Native Americans.

7/26/2017

article Topps Ceases Use of Chief Wahoo As Free-standing Logo on Cleveland Indians Cards
(USA) -- As August and September beckon, the Cleveland Indians figure to fetch a few headlines in the hope of holding off the suddenly hot Kansas City Royals in American...

7/15/2017

article Cleveland Indians' logo still under fire from Canadian activist
(Ohio) -- As Major League Baseball gears up for the season's second half, one of the game's most controversial symbols will remain. Chief Wahoo — the...

7/4/2017

article Trademark jurisdiction becomes focus of Cleveland Indians’ Ontario court case
(Ontario) -- When the Blue Jays fly to Cleveland later this month for a three-game series, it will be the last time Toronto plays Cleveland this regular season....

6/29/2017

article Time to close the door on the Indians' Chief Wahoo: Martin Langlois
(Ohio) -- Jimmy Piersall, who died earlier this month, grew up near my small country town in Connecticut. We had Ted Williams in nearby Boston; Mantle, Maris and all the...

6/20/2017

article Ohio group vows to keep pressure on Indians logo despite Supreme Court ruling
(Ohio) -- The head of an Ohio American Indian group says a Supreme Court decision to strike down the disparagement clause in trademark law won’t affect efforts to...

6/6/2017

article Challenge to Indians' Chief Wahoo case moves forward in Toronto
(Ontario) -- The Cleveland Indians could be forced to leave Chief Wahoo --- and any reference to “Indians” on their uniforms ---- at home when they next play...
article Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures
(Ontario) -- There’s a scene in the television show Master of None in which two characters, seeking to stir up a social media campaign against an executive who...

6/5/2017

article Chief Wahoo case moves ahead in Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that an Ontario court can hear a case contending the Indians team name and Chief Wahoo logo are discriminatory.
article Ontario human rights tribunal mulls hearing complaint over Cleveland Indians name, logo
(Ontario) -- Ontario’s human rights tribunal is considering hearing a complaint that seeks to bar the Cleveland Indians from being able to use their team name or...

5/10/2017

article Indians Owner Says Team Will Resolve Chief Wahoo Transition in 'A Couple' Years
(Ohio) -- During a public appearance May 3, Cleveland Indians co-owner Paul Dolan discussed the potential transition away from the Chief Wahoo logo. According to...

5/9/2017

article From Maine tribe to Cleveland Indians: Enough is enough
(Maine) -- Nearly everyone on this small reservation bordered by the fast-moving Penobscot River knows the story of Louis Sockalexis, the son of a tribal chief whose...

4/18/2017

article Other viewpoints: Retire Wahoo after the season
(Ohio) -- Perhaps the moment will be right next fall. The Cleveland Indians take the final step, capturing the World Series for the first time in seven decades, and then...

4/14/2017

article Sports Fans Verbally Attack Opponents of Cleveland Indians Name, Mascot on Opening Day
(Ohio) -- It was April 11—Opening Day—at Progressive Field in Ohio when a group gathered outside the stadium there to protest the embattled name and logo of...

4/12/2017

article Commissioner Starts to Press Cleveland Indians About Logo
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians returned home to Progressive Field on Tuesday for the first time since an agonizing Game 7 defeat to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.
article Indians’ home opener brings hopes for October baseball
(Ohio) -- Indians fans had waited for this moment since Nov. 2. At 1:56 p.m. Tuesday, the wait was over and the talk of October ball resumed on a windy April day.

4/5/2017

article Consultant to Chief Wahoo opponent pleads guilty in theft
(Ohio) -- A grant writer accused of working with a Native American activist to steal over $180,000 in federal grants intended to help Native Americans in Ohio has...

3/30/2017

article Consultant to Chief Wahoo protester Robert Roche charged with embezzling federal money designed for Native Americans: Mark Naymik
(Ohio) -- A consultant to one of the leaders of the anti-Chief Wahoo movement stole more than $183,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans in Northeast...

2/8/2017

article Rob Manfred having ongoing talks with Indians about Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has shown a willingness to make changes to the game since he took over. Some of his ideas have been implemented...

1/30/2017

article MLB Chief Manfred Ready to Talk of Eliminating Cleveland Indians Chief Wahoo Logo
(Ohio) -- Baseball’s commissioner has hinted that he may be preparing to try and force the owner of the Cleveland Indians to eliminate the team’s decades old...

1/27/2017

article Indians working with MLB on solution to Chief Wahoo logo
(Ohio) -- Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan have discussed possible solutions to the team's divisive Chief Wahoo logo. Manfred...

12/18/2016

article Column: Indians need to move on from Chief Wahoo
(Missouri) -- When a report Wednesday indicated the Cleveland Indians would decrease the presence of “Chief Wahoo” on jerseys, my first thought as a...

12/13/2016

article Indians take smallest step to making Chief Wahoo disappear
(Ohio) -- Major League Baseball seemed on the verge of confronting the controversy surrounding the Indians’ longtime Chief Wahoo logo following the World Series....
article Indians to diminish use of Chief Wahoo logo next season
(Ohio) -- The Indians’ logo has been a sore subject for decades, with the fury over the Chief Wahoo image cresting over the past few years. The organization will...

11/18/2016

article Sociologists call for change to Indians' name, logo
(Ohio) -- The American Sociological Association is calling for an end to Indians' name and Chief Wahoo mascot. The non-profit wrote a letter to MLB commissioner...
article Sociologists Urge MLB Commish to Rid Baseball of Native Nicknames, Logos
(USA) -- The President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Dr. Michelle Lamont, sent a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred this week, urging him to "...
article MORON ALERT: Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo, far from degrading
(Ohio) -- With the recent debut of the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, activists’ cries against the team’s mascot, Chief Wahoo, have been louder than...

11/9/2016

article MLB will destroy Indians World Series champion gear instead of donating it to charity
(Ohio) -- Major League Baseball has decided to destroy all the T-shirts, hats and other gear it licensed to commemorate a Cleveland Indians World Series championship...

11/8/2016

article OP/ED: It’s time for Cleveland to retire Chief Wahoo and the Indians name
(Maine) -- We don’t mean to rub salt in the wound of Cleveland’s loss of the World Series, but it is time for the baseball team there to change its mascot...

11/6/2016

article So long, Wahoo: Why this little league team did what The Cleveland Indians won't
(Canada) -- For 60 years, the Alvinston Jr. Indians used the Cleveland Indians' name and logo. But no more.Last week the Ontario youth baseball club officially...

11/3/2016

article ASK N NDN: Sockalexis Curse: Cleveland Indians Lose World Series
(Virginia) -- Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs, who just beat the 108-year-old dry spell by winning the World Series against the Cleveland Indians 8-7. The infamous...
article Column: A Plea to the Cleveland Indians, From a Diehard Fan and Native Son: Lose Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- For a Cleveland sports fan, after last night’s gut-churning, bowel-loosening, heart-breaking, 10-inning Game 7 World Series loss to the Chicago Cubs,...
article Field Museum artists decry Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo
(Illinois) -- It's long past time for the Cleveland Indians' "offensive" Chief Wahoo logo to go, according to two Native American artists with Chicago...
article KING: The Cleveland Indians will remain cursed until they remove their outrageously offensive Chief Wahoo logo
(USA) -- It has now been 68 years and counting since the Cleveland Indians won their last World Series all the way back in 1948. With the Cubs just winning the World...
article OP/ED: After Cubs Win, It’s Time for Chief Wahoo to Go
(USA) -- The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. They beat the team of Chief Wahoo and it’s long past time for him to depart. With a rare comeback victory from...
article OP/ED: Now Is The Perfect Time For The Indians To Quietly Abandon Chief Wahoo
(USA) -- The Cleveland Indians are World Series losers, and when they report back to their home field on April 3, it should be without their racist logo, once and for...
article Opinion: Lack of empathy disrespects all Native Americans
(California) -- This week on television, feathered headdresses and face paint accompanied the beating of war drums in a show of solidarity against an outside invader...
article The Chief Wahoo Curse demands Cleveland recognize Native Americans as more than mascots
(USA) -- While the Chicago Cubs cherish the definitive end of “Curse of the Billy Goat” with their first World Series win in 108 years on Wednesday,...
article ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo designer cheers his Indians
(Ohio) -- Walter Goldbach rooted for his hometown Cleveland Indians in Wednesday’s final World Series game glued to his living room chair, afraid he would jinx the...
article OP/ED: Offensive team names require reform
(California) -- With professional sports like football and baseball being such an integral part of American culture, it’s disheartening to know that there are...

11/2/2016

article Opinion: Indians and Chief Wahoo may be no longer
(California) -- In recent years, public protests and condemnation of teams that use Native American names and mascots have become prevalent, and the issue has resurfaced...
article Will the Cleveland Indians Change Their Offensive Logo?
(Ohio) -- Game six of the World Series is tonight, and the Cubs will try to claw out a record-breaking lead over the Indians as they make a bid for their first World...
article Alvinston baseball club drops Indians name, Chief Wahoo logo
(Ontario) -- A southwestern Ontario minor baseball club is changing its name from the Indians, in a move designed to show respect to Indigenous communities.
article ‘We can do better’: Ontario minor baseball team drops Indians name
(Ontario) -- As one local wag put it: Your move, Cleveland. The comment referred to the Alvinston Indians, a youth baseball club in Southwestern Ontario that began...

11/1/2016

article Chuck's Collegiate Politics: Indians mascot Chief Wahoo promotes racism
(Ohio) -- Things come and go. This is just how life works. For example: significant others come and go, various restaurants on Court Street come and go, birthdays and I...
article Debate over the Cleveland Indians’ Mascot
(Ohio) -- With the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball’s World Series, attention is drawn again to the team’s smiling mascot, Chief Wahoo, who...
article Top Native American Group Wants To Meet With MLB, Cleveland Indians Over Chief Wahoo Logo
(Ohio) -- The United States’ oldest and largest Native American organization has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians to...
article Two Americas: Chief Wahoo's World Series and the 'No DAPL' front lines
(Ohio) -- Once again, the sports and real worlds have converged to show there are two Americas, one experienced by white people and the other experienced by minorities.
article Why Aren't More People Talking About the Cleveland Indians' Racist Logo? A Native American Activist's View
(Ohio) -- Activist group Change the Mascot has been at the forefront of the conversation over the Indians' logo. The Cleveland Indians' “Chief Wahoo...
article ASU student groups create series of events throughout November for Native American Heritage Month
(Arizona) -- ASU English lit and public policy major Megan Tom says it can be tough for Native Americans living away from their home communities for the first time.

10/31/2016

article Curse of Sockalexis, Russell Means Cast Shadow on Cleveland Indians
(Maine) -- Not meant to be anywhere near as darkly humorous as Boston’s celebrated “Curse of the Bambino” or the Chicago Cubs’ concerns about...
article Opinion: We don’t need to racially stereotype mascots to encourage team spirit
(South Carolina) -- As a lifelong baseball fan, I look forward to the World Series. Even when my team isn’t in it, I tune in and turn into a kid again during the...

10/30/2016

article Cleveland Indians got nickname from first Native American in MLB
(Ohio) -- Before there was Jackie Robinson, there was Louis Sockalexis.In 1947, Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s ban on African-Americans.Fifty years prior...
article Cleveland’s Unthinking Racism
(Ohio) -- For many of Cleveland’s passionate, patient baseball fans, their team’s logo is a joyful connection to the past. It’s a reminder of the...
article Mills: Lose the mascot, Cleveland
(Ohio) -- It’s just high time we recognized that the original American home teams have not been given their just due. It’s World Series time! I grew up...
article Ray Halbritter: It’s time to shed brazen bigotry
(New York) -- Imagine a crass slur appearing on the huge scoreboard at the venerated Wembley Stadium. Picture London awash in obviously racist imagery. When the NFL team...
article Smith: Let’s bench Indian mascots
(California) -- Raymond Hitchcock, the chairman of the Wilton Rancheria tribe in Elk Grove, Calif., is proud to rattle off stories about his American Indian heritage....
article Foul and Fair
(Ohio) -- By the time you read Foul and Fair next week, we’ll know who won the World Series. Seriously. Give it a week--or the next three days, and somebody’...

10/28/2016

article MLB Commish Says Chief Wahoo Could Go, Casting Hope for Native American Movement
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians could win the World Series and then lose its logo. Chief Wahoo, the Indians’ controversial mascot who is featured in the team's...
article Why Chief Wahoo Is Still Grinning
(Ohio) -- Outside the northeast gate of Cleveland’s Progressive Field, a handful of longtime Chief Wahoo protesters assembled Tuesday evening to assume the same...

10/27/2016

article Chief Wahoo’s last stand? MLB Commissioner Manfred to meet with Indians ownership over racially insensitive logo
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians might have split the first two games of the World Series, but it appears Chief Wahoo is about to get swept away. “I’ve talked...
article Commissioner, Indians to discuss Chief Wahoo
(Ohio) -- Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred plans to meet with Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan after the World Series to discuss the Chief Wahoo logo the franchise...
article Local hospital to staff: ‘Avoid wearing Indian’s most notable logo when showing team spirit’
(Ohio) -- Tribe fever is taking over Northeast Ohio as the Cleveland Indians march toward winning a World Series title. But one local hospital is asking its employees to...

10/26/2016

article Rob Manfred Hints At Meeting With Indians Ownership To Discuss Racist Logo [Update]
(USA) -- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made an appearance on ESPN’s Mike & Mike yesterday to shoot the shit about the World Series. Manfred said he feels good...
article Cleveland Indians: Native Americans rally against logo
(Ohio) -- A Native American group protested outside one of the most anticipated World Series baseball games to decry what has been described as the most offensive logo...
article Commish: Indians controversial logo will be addressed
(New York) -- Rob Manfred dissed Chief Wahoo in his own backyard. The baseball commissioner acknowledged Wednesday, before Game 2 of the World Series at Progressive...
article Don't root, root, root for the racist, red-face team from Cleveland
(California) -- How I wish it were the Dodgers who took the field Tuesday night in Cleveland. Yes, we’re all sad in Los Angeles that our team is now one year...
article Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo is racist caricature
(New York) -- The image sits there in LeBron James' Instagram account, posted at the start of the MLB postseason on Oct. 6, a simultaneous symbol of the baseball...
article MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says he’ll meet with Indians to discuss Chief Wahoo logo
(New York) -- Commissioner Rob Manfred said he will meet with Cleveland Indians' ownership to discuss whether the team's controversial logo still has a place in...
article The great failure of the Indians mascot debate? Thinking of it only as racism
(Montana) -- When I think about the Cleveland Indians I think about growing up on the Blackfeet Reservation in northwest Montana. I think about going out with my friends...
article Why the World Series Is Tainted by Racism
(Ohio) -- It’s that time of year: The leaves are changing and the World Series is on. This year, the Cleveland baseball team is playing for its first championship...
article Chief Wahoo earns deserved negative attention thanks to Indians' success: Mark Naymik
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo, the racist logo that represents our city's baseball team, has become its own storyline in the 2016 World Series. Chief Wahoo and the team'...

10/25/2016

article BLOG: Goddammit, Indians Fans
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians had to know their racist-ass logo would inspire some of their numbnuts fans to show up to the first Indians World Series game since 1997...
article OP/ED: Time for Indians to Drop 'Chief Wahoo'
(USA) -- This World Series matchup could not be more historic. One team has gone without a title since 1948. The other without a trip to the Series since 1945....

10/24/2016

article Editorial: It's time for the Cleveland Indians to finally retire their racist logo
(California) -- We're supposed to be heartened by the Cleveland Indians' announcement that the team will further reduce its use of Chief Wahoo, an offensive...
article Thumbs up to Cleveland for going to the World Series, but send that f'n Chief Wahoo to oblivion
(Ohio) -- It’s that time of year again: The World Series of baseball. For some fans, it’s the most exciting event in all of sports. And this year it will be...
article Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots
(South Dakota) -- I suppose that it still is not a very popular thing to write about using Native Americans as mascots, and it is particularly unnerving for anyone to...

10/23/2016

article Battle Over Indians’ Name and Logo Moves to the World Series
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians are returning to the World Series for the first time in 19 years on Tuesday, and with that will come renewed protests over the team...

10/22/2016

article Battle Over Indians’ Name and Logo Moves to the World Series
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians are returning to the World Series for the first time in 19 years on Tuesday, and with that will come renewed protests over the team...

10/21/2016

article Cleveland Indians logo should be a chief concern to all
(California) -- What again is so, so wrong with the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo, the one that the World Series-bound team wears on their caps, uniforms,...
article Why didn't the Blue Jays say something about Chief Wahoo?
(Toronto) -- Plenty of people have weighed in on Chief Wahoo. Fans, pundits, activists, and broadcasters have shared their views about the political and cultural...

10/20/2016

article Cleveland Indians Advance to World Series; Team Under Fire For Mascot in Postseason
(USA) -- The Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday and are now on their way to the World Series. Yet, this was the second, not first, notable...
article Descendants of first Native American major leaguer want Cleveland’s Chief Wahoo scrapped
(Canada) -- The descendants of the first Native American major league baseball player want the Cleveland Indians to scrap Chief Wahoo. Chris Sockalexis said Cleveland is...
article It’s time for Major League Baseball to take a stand on Chief Wahoo
(USA) -- The Cleveland Indians are in the World Series. Come Tuesday they will be on baseball’s biggest stage — an international stage — for the first...
article Denley: Fight for real change, not changing a ball club's name
(Ottawa) -- Did you see those games where the Indians beat the Blue Jays? I’m sorry. This is Ontario in 2016. Did you see those games where the team from Cleveland...

10/18/2016

article Cleveland wears Indians name, logo during Game 3
(Ohio) -- Throughout Cleveland it's tough not to spot Chief Wahoo, he's on banners, baseball caps and the sleeves of the player's jerseys Monday night during...
article Major league political correctness: Jack Torry
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cleveland Indians are in the American League Championship Series for the first time since 2007, and right on cue somebody stepped forward to...
article Ontario court dismisses challenge over controversial Cleveland Indians mascot
(Ontario) -- An Ontario judge has dismissed a challenge to force the Cleveland Indians to change their name and logo. Cleveland is playing the Toronto Blue Jays in Major...

10/17/2016

article Cleveland Indians team name, Chief Wahoo logo targeted in Canadian lawsuit
(Ontario) -- An activist for indigenous cultures has asked an Ontario court to block the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and logo on uniforms in today's...
article Judge ends attempt to ban Indians name, logo before ALCS game
(Ontario) -- An Ontario judge quashed a last-minute attempt to attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo during...
article Ontario judge could decide whether Cleveland logo can be used in Toronto
(Ontario) -- As Cleveland gets set to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, a Toronto court will hear a legal challenge to...

10/15/2016

article Architect Douglas Cardinal files human rights complaint against use of Cleveland's name, logo
(Canada) -- Architect Douglas Cardinal has filed a human rights complaint about the use of the Cleveland baseball club's name. Cardinal is demanding the team name,...

10/14/2016

article Baseball playoffs put team’s racist name, mascot in spotlight
(Minnesota) -- Jerry Howarth cannot bring himself to say “the Cleveland Indians.” He finds the team’s name and mascot insulting. Lots of people do.
article CBC's John Hancock on why he won't call Cleveland's team 'Indians'
(Nova Scotia) -- CBC's John Hancock has been a sportscaster for more than 40 years, but says it's time for a change in the sports world. This week, longtime Blue...
article Opportunities abound in changing Cleveland Indians name and brand, say experts
(Canada) -- Professional sports teams have successfully changed their names before and there's no reason that baseball's controversial Cleveland Indians couldn...

10/13/2016

article Kathleen Wynne takes a swing at name of Cleveland baseball team
(Ontario) -- Premier Kathleen Wynne is taking a swing at the name of Cleveland’s baseball team — and praising sportscasters for not using “Indians...

10/11/2016

article ALCS matchup sparks another round of criticism of Cleveland's name, logo
(Toronto) -- The Cleveland Indians may have demoted Chief Wahoo to "secondary status" a few years ago, but the team's mascot and name are "utterly...
article Blue Jays' radio voice Jerry Howarth sticks to 1992 vow to not say 'Indians'
(Toronto) -- Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth won't be using the word "Indians" when he calls the American League Championship Series between Toronto...

10/9/2016

article Indians mascot Chief Wahoo relegated to the bench at Progressive Field
(Ohio) -- One man is conspicuously absent from the Cleveland Indians’ 25-man postseason roster. In fact, the longtime MVP has pretty much been relegated to a much...

8/9/2016

article Cleveland's Chief Wahoo: Why the most offensive image in sports survives
(Ohio) -- Mr. Chief Wahoo walked through the concourse behind center field on a July night, unrecognized. No hugs or high fives from beer-sipping fans. No requests for...

7/30/2016

article Chief Wahoo should be let go in favour of alternative team logo
(Oklahoma) -- When it comes to cultural appropriation, sports team mascots are everywhere. It has taken a very long time for the momentum to change American Indian...

6/20/2016

article Cleveland AIM, Allies Protest Progressive Insurance's Support of 'Indians' Mascot
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland American Indian Movement held their first protest outside of the Progressive corporate headquarters earlier this month. It was the first step in...

5/30/2016

article Cleveland AIM Asks Progressive Insurance to Not Support Racism
(Ohio) -- The American Indian Movement in Cleveland is pressuring the Cleveland Indians to change its name and mascot by asking team sponsor, Progressive Insurance, to...

5/17/2016

article Cleveland Native American Group Wants Progressive Insurance to Disavow Indians, Stadium
(Ohio) -- In the latest effort to pressure the Cleveland Indians organization to get rid of Chief Wahoo, the local chapter of the American Indian Movement has asked for...

4/17/2016

4/9/2016

article KEELER: ESPN Ban Chief Wahoo
(Oregon) -- It’s hard to imagine the sports channel asking a guest to cover up a Cleveland Indians T-shirt featuring Chief Wahoo isn’t it? On Thursday...
article The Story Behind Bomani Jones' 'Caucasian' Shirt
(USA) -- When Brian Kirby woke up Thursday morning, he had no idea it would be the busiest day of his satirical clothing company’s history. But that’s what...

4/8/2016

article 'Caucasians' shirt sales jump after ESPN's Jones appearance
(New Mexico) -- Sales of 'Caucasians' shirts, depicting the Cleveland Indians' team mascot as a caricature of a white person, skyrocketed one day after ESPN...
article Abandoning the Chief: The Cleveland Fellers
(Ohio) -- Baseball has so many wonderful areas to debate from the launch angle of Carlos Santana’s home runs to the defensive acuity of Jose Ramirez in the...
article Bomani Jones explains why he wore 'Caucasians' shirt on Mike and Mike
(USA) -- ESPN’s Bomani Jones appeared in an extra segment following his time on Mike and Mike on Thursday morning to explain his t-shirt that read ‘Caucasian...

4/7/2016

article Cleveland Indians fan who argued with protesters while wearing redface finally apologizes
(Ohio) -- This year, Pedro Rodriguez appeared not with a headdress and an argument, but a pair of wraparound sunglasses and an apology. In the same air brushed...
article Los Angeles Times: Cleveland Indians should finally retire racist logo
(California) -- We’re supposed to be heartened by the Cleveland Indians’ announcement that the team will further reduce its use of Chief Wahoo, an offensive...
article ESPN's Bomani Jones riles fans up with Cleveland Caucasians shirt
(Ohio) -- For years now, many have urged the Cleveland Indians to drop the Chief Wahoo logo. The mascot depicts a racist caricature of Native Americans, and is clearly...
article Sources: ESPN indeed told Bomani Jones to cover his Cleveland ‘Caucasians’ shirt
(USA) -- Bomani Jones, who co-hosts ESPN’s “Highly Questionable,” has a knack for inciting debates on social media with his opinions, both spoken and...

4/5/2016

article Chief Wahoo fan apologizes to Native American
(Ohio) -- Two years ago, the photo went viral: Chief Wahoo fan Pedro Rodriguez in a heated debate with Native American Robert Roche, who protests the Cleveland Indians...
article Fans of team with racist mascot still too slow to embrace change
(Ohio) -- It was two years ago this week that a fan dressed as the Cleveland Indians’ “Chief Wahoo” confronted protesters outside Progressive Field in...
article Viral Red Face Fan Reconciles With Anti-Wahoo Protesters Two Years Later
(Ohio) -- Pedro Rodriguez, the Cleveland Indians fan who made national headlines in 2014 for confronting anti-Wahoo protesters in red face, confronted the anti-Wahoo...

4/4/2016

article City council says Indians must have permit to hang banners on utility poles
(Ohio) -- Banners are all around Progressive Field to celebrate Opening Day, but now the Cleveland Indians will need a permit to show their Pride.
article Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo logo controversy continues
(Ohio) -- For the past 20 years, a group of Native Americans and other activists have been rallying for the name and logo of the team to change. Sundance, one of the...
article Indians should quit hedging, retire Chief Wahoo completely
(Ohio) -- Progressive Field sits about a block removed from a bend in the Cuyahoga — a river name borne from a butchered Mohawk word, a river once so sullied that...
article Should the Indians get rid of Chief Wahoo?
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians haven’t gotten nearly as much flack as the Washington Redskins have for team-related racist connotations. For the Redskins, it...

4/3/2016

article Cleveland Indians Demote 'Chief Wahoo' To Secondary Logo
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians are moving away from the logo that has dominated their uniforms since the 1940s. Chief Wahoo, a caricature drawing of a native american...

4/2/2016

article Group planning to protest Chief Wahoo logo, team name at Indians Opening Day
(Ohio) -- Cleveland Indians fans may be protesting the forecast for Opening Day, but whatever the weather brings Monday, one local group will be protesting outside of...
article The Indians are keeping the Chief Wahoo logo, but in a smaller role
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians aren’t eliminating the use of the Chief Wahoo logo, but they are taking steps to significantly limit its use, per owner Paul Dolan...

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