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Cleveland Indians part with Chief Wahoo

Strike three, you're out! The major league baseball team, Cleveland Indians have decided to part ways with their Native American logo.

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Strike three, you're out! The major league baseball team, Cleveland Indians have decided to part ways with their Native American logo. "Chief Wahoo is racist, and they are just trying to get rid of racist logos," said senior Ben Parks.

Brock Durbin, Reporter

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The Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms beginning in 2019. The logo is said to not be appropriate for use on the field anymore. The logo represents a Native American, and fans have said it is racist.

Since 1948, the Cleveland Indians have had Cheif Wahoo on their uniforms. Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, pressured Cleveland’sĀ organization into removing the “racist” logo. This raises a major question. If this logo was changed because it was racist, how many others should be removed? And, who chooses what logos are racist? Should it be the commissioner of said sport, a Native American tribe, or someone else? Meridian senior Ben Parks claims, “An Indian tribe denounced the team’s logo as racist.”

If the logo for any team is changed, should the name also be changed? In this case, the mascot, Chief Wahoo, was changed, and the team name is Indians. That can also be seen as racist. Baseball fan, David Durbin adds, “If the logo is going to be taken away, the name should too.”

Fans of the sport and team may have mixed reactions. Some may agree with the change; others will disagree. There is always going to be people who don’t know what they are talking about and like to argue.

This isn’t the first or last team to have their logo removed. This is setting a stage for more to come. There are many more, and your favorite team may be next. Look out for more changes, and keep in mind… the team is agreeing to change it.

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