The Cleveland Indians will be bowing to pressure from mostly Caucasian social justice warriors over their “racist” nickname. An announcement is expected as early as this week.
The NY Times reported the long-time Major League Baseball franchise will be following the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Redskins, in pandering to demands by those who are easily offended by traditions. That means Chief Wahoo, the iconic mascot for the team, will no longer be employed. According to The Times:
Following years of protests from fans and Native American groups, the Cleveland Indians have decided to change their team name, moving away from a moniker that has long been criticized as racist, three people familiar with the decision said Sunday.
The move follows a decision by the Washington Football Team of the N.F.L. in July to stop using a name long considered a racial slur, and is part of a larger national conversation about race that magnified this year amid protests of systemic racism and police violence.
Cleveland could announce its plans as soon as this week, according to the three people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
What the article and social justice warriors forget to mention is that Native Americans generally do not care about the name or mascot of professional sports teams. As I reported in July:
These moves have been heralded as a result of “heightened awareness and shifting cultural norms” that make things once considered acceptable to suddenly be anathema in modern society. But the truth is this: They’re flexing their social justice muscles to demonstrate how manufactured outrage can be channeled to change anything they feel can be sold as racist. It’s a farce that exemplifies the post-truth society they’re trying to build.
Between voter fraud cover-ups, Antifa antics, and COVID-19 lockdown hysteria, it’s easy to forget that social justice warriors are still on the warpath. Wait, that term is supposed to be racist as well. It’s so hard to keep up.
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