Really, Cleveland? Still?

It’s Monday night, and I’m here watching game 3 of the ALCS. As a Mets fan, I feel it’s my duty to root for the underdog. So I’m kinda gunning for the Indians. But every time I see their caps, with that logo on it, I simply can’t believe they haven’t changed it.

IndiansI think the Cleveland Indian may just be the most racist logo still in our popular culture. It’s worse than Aunt Jemima. His skin is literally red. He’s got the "sambo smile."

Hey Kenny Lofton just knocked out a 2-run homer. Cool and all, but still, I can’t help but cringe at the face on his sleeve and cap.

And oh, the fans with their faces painted red and feathers in their headbands? The glittery signs of the smiling Indian? Really? Come on, Cleveland. I think it’s time to let the logo go.

xx,

Z

1 Comment

Thank you, thank you, Zoe, for posting on this issue! I feel the same way everytime I see that thing. Yuck.

Personally, I’m rooting for the Red Sox in this series…I think it would be deliciously ironic for a team that actually has a member of a Native American tribe (Jacoby Ellsbury) on it to beat a team with such a derogatory “mascot.” !!

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