Lawmaker wants Cleveland Indians to change name


A Democratic state lawmaker is hoping to convince his colleagues in the legislature to urge the Cleveland Indians to change its name and mascot to something he says is “free of racial insensitivity.”

Sen. Eric Kearney (D-Cincinnati), a short-time running mate with gubernatorial hopeful Ed FitzGerald, introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 42 Wednesday, noting that the professional baseball franchise and its Chief Wahoo logo “have been criticized for perpetuating Native American stereotypes.”

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