Cleveland Indians To Remove Chief Wahoo

Feb 1, 2018

The Cleveland Indians have announced they will be removing Chief Wahoo, their controversial logo, from their uniforms beginning in 2019. The logo has been the target of scrutiny for decades, primarily from Native Americans who believe it to be racist.  Others believe the logo isn't offensive at all.

We take a look at why the change is happening, and we'll hear from critics and supporters of the removal.

Guests:

  • Jordan Bastian, Cleveland Indians reporter for MLB.com
  • Bob Rosen, president of the Wahoo Club
  • Janet Smelko, lifelong Cleveland Indians fan, administrator of the Keep Chief Wahoo Facebook page and creator of a petition to keep Chief Wahoo on Change.org
  • Sundance, executive director of Cleveland American Indian Movement