Cleveland Indians to ‘determine the best path forward’ for team name

Cleveland Indians to ‘determine the best path forward’ for team name
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[Ed. – Our suggestion for a new name is ‘Thieving Savages.’ If anyone finds this insulting because they assume it apples to Indians, that’s their dirty picture.]

They have been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. But those days could be over.

Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night that they will review their long-debated nickname, which has been in place for 105 years.

“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said in a statement that came hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced a similar move. “Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community.”

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The move mirrors the one made by the Redskins, who are embarking on a “thorough review” of their name, which has been deemed offensive by Native American groups for decades.

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