FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
CLEVELAND,OH - Join the American Indian community, our supporters, and the Cleveland American Indian Movement in the continuing fight in Cleveland for dignity as people. Organizers declare that the Cleveland “Indians” team name, logos, and mascot “Chief Wahoo” are clearly bigoted, racist, and shameful. Pursuant to the findings of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, organizers insist that Cleveland Baseball abolish their use.
Organizers further insist that MLB immediately prohibit the use of American Indian names, logos, and symbology consistent with the ban NCAA has imposed at the Collegiate level, and enforce this ban.
Organizers also demand that news organizations examine and expose the historical truth behind the false naming claims of the Cleveland team.
Demonstration will be held at Progressive Field, E. 9th Street Gate C
– 100 feet north of the Bob Feller Statue on the grass area –
Opening Day: Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1:00pm.
Organizers will be on hand to answer questions, or contact Cleveland A.I.M. in advance at (216) 533-7423.
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