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RE: Cleveland Indians announce franchise’s new name: the Guardians

HWH ClipBoard: Now that the word Indians will be removed from the Cleveland baseball franchise name, does that mean the word Indian is offensive like the word nigger is to blacks? If so, they’re going to have to change the name of their congress in Washington D.C.: National Congress of American Indians(NCAI) to another less offensive name.

Since the evolutionist scientists claim that people native to North America aka indigenous, were not indigenous at all, having originated in and migrated from parts of China the name indigenous will have to be reexamined.

Although I agreed decades ago that the Chief Wahoo logo was insulting to Native Americans, most of them weren’t offended by the name Indian.

It did seem odd that any sports team would be named after any group of people whose members were not represented on any of those teams.

How many Native Americans on the Cleveland Indians team? How many on the Washington Redskins? The list is long of teams with Indian names.

Can you imagine if all the cities, towns and streets with Indian names had to be changed?

Do the Natives have sports teams representing their nations and do they compete against each other? That would have made for a more interesting in-depth article. Where are the thoughts of the Natives today? Did any of the sports writers visit any of the reservations for interviews on the name change? The article left them out except by reference.

Is Tom Hanks Native? The Cleveland Indians turned Cleveland Guardians had a non-native movie star step in and narrate the video on the name change. Again, were there no Natives available to do that? Anywhere?

https://www.ncai.org/

1-  https://www.ncai.org/news/articles/2021/07/23/ncai-commends-announcement-by-major-league-baseball-s-cleveland-franchise-of-its-new-name-guardians

2-  https://www.ncai.org/news/articles/2021/07/13/statement-ncai-president-sharp-on-one-year-anniversary-of-the-retirement-of-the-washington-football-team-name-and-imagery

3-  https://www.ncai.org/news/articles/2021/06/25/ncai-on-u-s-supreme-court-decision-in-yellen-v-confederated-tribes-of-the-chehalis-reservation-et-al


YAHOO ARTICLE:

Cleveland Indians announce franchise’s new name: the Guardians

Yahoo Sports Staff

Fri, July 23, 2021, 10:01 AM

The Cleveland Indians will soon be known as the Cleveland Guardians. Announcing the impending name change with a video narrated by Tom Hanks on Friday morning, the MLB team crept closer to ending the saga of altering a franchise identity that has long offended many Native Americans. The new name will take effect after the 2021 season…

READ: Cleveland Indians announce franchise’s new name: the Guardians






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