I'd like to see this discussion last past Opening Day. In bseball, the national pastime last I checked, the names and images are about everyone. What kind of people are the fans, what kind of country is America? Bluntly, the name and the Chief are racist. Rasims is identifying a group of people based on physical characteristics as superior or inferior and both qualify.
check your history on what kind of man Columbus really was and what his motives and opinions on the native people were. The ridiculous insulting nature of the Chief is beyond question. ARe we really willing to defend this? I am not. Life is change. Let's makethis positive,e xicitng and good---beyond a single day. For all of us.
I am the American woman who filed for myself in the 1999 challenge to the name and logo. Long story and yes I am still involved, still know the name and logo are racist and still maintian contacts and friends in Cleveland and on tribal lands. I am sad to see Cleveland exporting both ignorance and racism.
How many here know that Columbus died believing he had discoverd the "Indies"--today's India, according to his own diaries? It is time tpo do the city of Cleveland, the fans adn the entire MLB proud and demand change in the name and logo.
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