Monday, January 29, 2018
CLEVELAND INDIANS DUMP CHIEF WAHOO: IS IT FINALLY TIME FOR KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TO CHANGE RACIST MONIKER???
Times are changing for professional sports as more people realize that a legacy of American racism and genocide no longer merits public display.
Sadly, as usual, Kansas City is slow on the uptake . . . And so we ask . . .
SHOULD THE CHIEFS FINALLY CHANGE THEIR NAME TO SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T INSPIRE HATRED AND CULTURAL SUPREMACY AMONG THEIR MANY NASTY FANS?!?!?
To be fair, the team has asked denizens of Arrowhead to be more respectful - They also ask the drunks not to kill each other in the parking lot.
The local mascot has it's roots in cartoon depictions and bloated political mythology . . . Critics argue that it's a representation of this town's horrific past that speaks to underlying hatred and insensitive cultural appropriation.
Here's a national argument against Native-American mascots more eloquent than anything TKC could devise:
Check the links wherein this MLB team attempts to preserve the most profitable aspects of the mascot but still tacitly admits that it's unsavory.
ESPN: Indians removing Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019
Plain-Dealer: Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan speaks out about dropping Chief Wahoo
GQ: The Cleveland Indians Aren't Going Far Enough
And all of this indicates that defense of the Kansas City Chiefs is typically reactionary, racist, angry, and mostly unconvincing for most reasonable people.
You decide . . .