HWH: Can we see one story anywhere on the internet without Donald Trump’s name in it? Repeatedly? Why make this success story about Donald Trump?
Although I support the measures taken it was too long coming. And even now the trademark Chief Yahoo lives on. Why? Because when retiring it someone else can pick it up, make the same swag, sell it at lower prices and make a bundle of cash off of a racist symbol.
When is Yahoo news going to stop circulating that symbol? They don’t spread the word ‘nigger or kike’ all over their news stories about racial and religious slurs, why plaster images of Chief Wahoo over everybody’s computer? When the media retires that racist image, others will follow suit. That has yet to happen and probably won’t as long as native Indians aren’t burning cities, destroying lives and property.
So what’s going to happen on 20 January 2020? Is the media still going to follow every one of President Trump’s tweets?
Admit you’re hooked on the guy you insult. He’s become your punching bag and you just can’t stop yourselves.
Post presidency – is Trump going to be the alternative voice the media turns to on all matters in or out of the news?
Drop the punching bag routine. It’s old and dirty.
RE: “The decision, however, will undoubtedly add pressure to other franchises with similar names — whether Trump likes it or not.”
• Whether Trump likes it or not? Who said he was trying to get any of the other teams to change or not to change their names? That snide remark at the end is indicative of Yahoo writers. Why go low? Just give us the news.You need to stop sticking people with every story you write. It makes you look like you can’t handle the job. Write without twisting the knife into a person’s gut. Yes, it’s that obvious. If you can’t stop putting your own emotions into a story, then it’s rehab time. You’re too angry. It’s not about you, so keep you out of it.
Indians isn’t a nickname; it’s THE name. A nickname is a shortened version of the formal name. It can’t be both. Cleveland Indians isn’t Cleveland Reds, or Cleveland Indies, so calling ball team names nicknames is foolish. Somebody came up with that to counter arguments about using racist names way back. “It’s just a nickname, a term of endearment” they argued.
So ‘nigger and kike’ are nicknames too? Howabout ‘cunts’ for women? Is that a nick name too? I see that everywhere. Maybe we ought to raise the roof on calling half the human race such a despicable name?
Who’s Nick anyway and do we all want to be associated with him – someone we don’t even know??
Oh, I get it, you nick away at the formal name to shorten it, like whittling or shortening an article. You nick it where appropriate. That’s my version, but who cares as long as Chief Wahoo goes out with the name. He really looks more like a black dude sporting one of those hungry, panting, over-excited grins – all teeth. That was my original objection to it, but I was the only one who saw the similarity.
For starters I would forbid any player to wear the hat with Chief Wahoo on it, either on or off the field. In your home only, and why would anyone even want to do that?
Currently some players enjoy offending Native Americans. They don’t think they should be offended. Isn’t that always the way? Blacks in America think there’s nothing wrong with calling people who live in mountain regions, or whom they consider dumb, Hillbillies.
President Donald Trump, of course, isn’t happy about it.
Donald Trump slams Cleveland’s name change
Trump, per usual, took to Twitter on Sunday night shortly after Cleveland’s upcoming name change was first reported.
“Oh no! What is going on?” he wrote while sharing a link to a New York Post article. “This is not good news, even for ‘Indians.’ Cancel culture at work!”
Trump’s reaction is not surprising whatsoever.
He had previously defended the franchise’s name, along with the Washington Football Team’s old name — the NFL franchise dropped its racist nickname last summer after extreme pressure and backlash — in July by claiming that the nicknames are that of “strength, not weakness.”
Cleveland has gone by “Indians” since 1915, though has felt pressure from Native American groups and others to drop the nickname, which many feel is insensitive and racist. The franchise had dropped its old Chief Wahoo mascot and logo in 2018 after the league said it was “no longer appropriate.”
The team had announced in July that it would consider changing its name amid a widespread social justice movement in the country.
“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said then in a statement. “Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community … The recent social unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need for us to keep improving as an organization on issues of social justice.”
It’s unclear when Cleveland will officially announce the name change, or what it will change its name to.
The decision, however, will undoubtedly add pressure to other franchises with similar names — whether Trump likes it or not.
The MLB franchise has not confirmed the report. According to the report, the team could announce the news as soon as this week.
The team is considering moving forward temporarily without a nickname, similar to the path that the NFL’s Washington Football Team took this season after changing its much-criticized former moniker. The franchise would then consult with the public before coming up with a new nickname, according to the report.
‘Indians’ to remain in 2021?
The franchise initially plans to continue using “Indians” and related branding for the 2021 season before phasing it out in 2022, according to the report.
The franchise has gone by “Indians” since 1915, but has long faced pressure from Native American groups and others to drop the moniker. In 2018, the franchise announced that it was dropping its mascot and logo known as Chief Wahoo after MLB called it “no longer appropriate.”
Chief Wahoo was drawn as a grinning red caricature of a Native American. Its use on official team gear was phased out before the 2019 season.
Will pressure mount on Braves, Blackhawks?
Like the Washington Football Team before it, Cleveland’s MLB team has long resisted calls to change the nickname. The Washington Football team relinquished to social and sponsor pressure prior to the start of the 2020 NFL season amid the racial reckoning in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
It appears that heightened awareness and shifting cultural norms have swayed Cleveland management, as well.
After the Washington Football Team announced its decision, Cleveland announced in July that it would consider making the name change.
“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” a team statement read.
The decision will ramp up pressure for franchises like the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Blackhawks to make similar name changes.