Their Last Stand

by
Abby Zimet

Changing Times Chap. 632: Spring brings baseball brings renewed visibility to racist team or mascot names - Braves, Indians, Chief Wahoo - increasingly viewed as unacceptable in polite society. Recently, both the Navajo Nation and U.N. joined the fight against "Redskins," a slew of Texas schools changed their team names, and a new study found national teams with offensive names lose millions a year in revenue. Also, this happened: At the home opener of the Cleveland Indians, one gaudy face-painted fan met up with the 1,000-yard stare of Chiricahua Apache Robert Roche, leading the annual Opening Day protest against the Indians' grotesque cartoon mascot “Chief Wahoo.” Has any photo better captured why this is not okay?

 

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