Originally written on Cleveland Frowns  |  Last updated 6/10/13
Someone has been doing some good work to keep Chief Wahoo’s Wikipedia page up to date, with significant edits having been made last week. The page does an especially good job of tracking public statements on the Jim Crow/Third Reich relic made by the Cleveland Indians organization as well as critics of the symbol and other notables. There’s also reference to some polling results and other research that I hadn’t seen before, including a report from Terry Pluto that “the overwhelming majority” of Native Americans he met on a tour of reservations in the late 90′s object to the logo. But my favorite addition is probably this: Chief Wahoo has been criticized by former Cleveland Indian Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League. Explaining his desire to see the team do away with the logo, he said, “It reminds me of blackface minstrel shows.” In 2007, Indians VP of public relations Bob DiBiasio told the Boston Globe that Doby is one of the players he believes people think ...
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