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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What's wrong with this picture?

Couldn't these fans have found a better way to support their team than donning redface?

The Cleveland Indians are on the brink of their first World Series appearance since 1997 and a shot at their first Series title since 1948, and their fans are imagining the possibilities.

But is wearing redface an appropriate action to support your team? They're obviously mimicking the Indians mascot, which needs to go as well.

Imagine the uproar if these fans put on blackface. But yet, it seems acceptable to paint their faces red. One of the biggest opponents to the Indians and Native American mascots died this week.
While I disagree with him about abolishing Native American names entirely, you have to admit the Indians caricature is insensitive.


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