The Denver Post has posted a recent survey in light of the Cleveland Indians presence in the 2016 MLB World Series. The online poll asks: Do you agree with protesters who say the Cleveland Indians’ name and Chief Wahoo logo are offensive?
The poll, which was published on October 26th, lists the results as of November 2nd as “No” in the lead with 67.27% (5,021 votes) and “Yes” at 32.73% (2,443 votes).
Denver Post Survey - Screen Capture as of November 2nd, 2016
One comment from “Nightowl,” stated:
“Poor Cleveland - they finally get to the World Series after a gazillion years and now they're in the doghouse because of their logo, which they've also had for a gazillion years without the busybodies noticing because they had the good sense to lose and stay under the radar of political correctness.”
Another from “Kuke’s” said:
“The American Indians I know say they are sick of the few angry ones trying to represent the majority. Could you imagine the Irish protesting at Notre Dame games? Only if the venue ran out of cold beer!
“Jason” stated support of Indian country:
“I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward. Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians…”
You can vote in the Denver Post poll here: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/26/poll-are-the-cleveland-indians-name-and-mascot-offensive/
Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo logos
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