The Cleveland Indians are on the brink of winning the World Series, being up on the Cubs 3 games to 2. So, obviously, it’s time for Social Justice Warrior David Leonhardt to whine about raaaaacism in the NY Times
For many of Cleveland’s passionate, patient baseball fans, their team’s logo is a joyful connection to the past. It’s a reminder of the players from their childhood and from generations earlier. The logo — which was the centerpiece of a 28-foot-high sign that welcomed fans to Cleveland’s old ballpark for many seasons — is one of the few constants across the decades.
But the logo is also an ugly racist caricature.
That much is undeniable, whatever else may be true. It consists of a cartoon face with bright red skin, grotesquely large teeth and a bent nose, topped by a single feather. The character is named Chief Wahoo, and the team, of course, is the Cleveland Indians.
Because something is always raaaaacist (or sexist, or whatever -ist you want) these days, so, someone must Do Something about it. Remember when Liberals told us that if we didn’t like something, change the channel? Now they will Make You Care. They’re always sticking their noses in things, and attempt to create National Conversations, because if they care, well, you will be forced to care.
This week, they’re trying to win their first World Series in almost 70 years. Which means that hundreds if not thousands of well-meaning Cleveland fans have gone out to a ballpark wearing an ugly racist caricature, while being watched on television by millions of other people.
So, all you Indians fans are raaaaacists. Whether you think it or not. Because shut up, you raaaaacists. You’re betters know better, and you’re unconsciously involved in a Hate Crime and Wrongthink.
As someone wrote to the Denver Post, which, along with lots of media outlets, are wringing their hands over Chief Wahoo,
“The only group with veto power over the image should be the people represented, and if they’re generally fine with it, then the matter is closed. We need to quit imposing our guilt and let them decide.”
That’s not good enough for SJWs. Their guilt is your guilt. Whether you want it or not. And, if you don’t have it, you’re raaaaacist.