Cleveland Indians Remove Racist Logo From Hats But It Will Remain On Uniform
The Cleveland Indians have been pretty good at baseball lately, which in turn means that the controversy surrounding the racist caricature that serves as their logo has been reinvigorated.
The Indians made it all the way to Game 7 of the World Series this past season, and during that time they continued to wear the white home uniforms and blue alternate uniforms that featured their mascot: a red-faced Native American named "Chief Wahoo" that many rightfully feel should be retired for good.
Now the team has finally decided to catch up with the times. Kind of.
According to Cleveland.com, the Indians will retire these cream alternate jerseys in 2017:
They will keep those red hats with the block-letter 'C' though, as the new hat for the blue home alternates.
So the new blue uniforms will look like this.
That should phase out the "Chief Wahoo" hat completely, which is good. The only problem is that the logo will still be featured on the sleeves of the teams' uniforms.
While this is certainly not the biggest problem our country faces at this current moment, it seems a little peculiar that the MLB and the Indians are hesitant to move away from the outdated and insensitive logo entirely, but are willing to remove it from the most prominent aspect of their uniform.
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