Uhmmm, I didn’t realize Indians were offended by being called Indians.

source: Cleveland.com

According to the team’s 2020 media guide, in 1915, owner Charles W. Somers invited the Cleveland baseball writers to help in the selection of a new club name. The writers solicited their readers for suggestions. Through this process the name “Cleveland Indians” was selected.

In 2018 the club moved away from using its 50-year-old Chief Wahoo logo, viewed widely as an image that was racially insensitive to indigenous peoples. 

I’m so out of the loop.

2 thoughts on “Uhmmm, I didn’t realize Indians were offended by being called Indians.

  1. American born Indians have no issue with the name, it’s just the usual winey perpetually aggrieved leftists who are unhappy with practically EVERYTHING in America these days.

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  2. In this day and age it’s difficult to determine what’s “politically correct.” In my experience working with people of various race, it comes down to what an individual prefers to be referred as. I’ve known Native Americans who preferred to referred to as American Indians rather than the former, and I’ve known African Americans who preferred to be referred to as black. Still others liked to be referred to as just plain American. I wager the best way to approach it is to ask the individual what s/he prefers to be called if the subject happens to come up.

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