The Cleveland Indians have announced that they will be removing the Chief Wahoo logo from their jerseys. The reason the logo is being removed is it is deemed as racist to Native Americans.
“Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” Rob Manfred an MLB Commissioner said in a statement. He said the logo “is no longer appropriate for on-field use.”
Many protesters also want to take it further and remove the phrase “Indian” from the name. Protesters believe that the name will still bring headdresses and paint their face red, these actions contradict what Cleveland is trying to accomplish.
Along with the Indians the Washington Redskins are under attack for the same reason, they believe that the teams logo and name is racist and should be changed in respect for Native Americans.