It's no question that in 2018, our sports teams should not carry names or logos with racist undertones. In fact, it's quite astonishing that our country is still having this debate. Still, the Cleveland Indians took a step in the right direction last month by announcing that they will be removing the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms.
The caricature of a Native American has been the Indians' logo since 1948 and has been the subject of fierce debate in recent years, much like the Washington Redskins name and logo. Many groups across the Americas have lobbied the MLB team to renounce the logo, but failed. Until now. This year, Rob Manfred, commissioner of baseball has convinced the club to abandon the logo.
Of course, the name is just as offensive as the logo and will remain, for now. However, we must acknowledge and applaud this small step towards diversity and inclusion.