Retirement Of Chief Wahoo Logo Shines Spotlight On Native American Team Names, Logos And Mascots In 2018

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Heard On The Morning Show
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Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians recently announced that the team will retire its controversial Chief Wahoo logo in 2019, a logo that critics have called inappropriate and racist. While it’s a high profile example of one professional team moving away from Native American imagery, hundreds of communities across the country are having similar debates at the high school and college levels, to varying results. This hour, we talk about whether or not Cleveland’s decision will have a ripple effect in the sports world, and examine the overall debate over Native American team names, logos and mascots in Wisconsin and beyond.

Episode Credits

  • Glen Moberg Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Christine Munson Guest

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