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Nye Bevan

(25,406 posts)
Sun Oct 6, 2013, 01:29 PM Oct 2013

Should Democratic Underground retire its Cleveland Indians avatar? [View all]

Last edited Sun Oct 6, 2013, 03:20 PM - Edit history (2)

The "racist Cleveland Indians fans" threads made me wonder: given that many feel the Indians mascot to be racist, is it appropriate on a progressive website to have this as one of the pre-programmed avatars available for members to use?

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Yes. DemocraticUnderground should retire this avatar.
10 (42%)
No. DemocraticUnderground should continue to make this avatar available.
14 (58%)
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Let's get rid of Washington's NFL franchise logo first Recursion Oct 2013 #1
I have long maintained that the Cleveland Indian is more offensive than the cthulu2016 Oct 2013 #2
They should also get rid of this one... madinmaryland Oct 2013 #3
There is an alternate logo: a "big C". But retire the name too. Auggie Oct 2013 #4
While the Cleveland Spider would be a cool name, no one will ever use it. The 1889 FSogol Oct 2013 #6
Wouldn't that make it perfect? Auggie Oct 2013 #7
I didn't see an "Atlanta Braves" avatar in your OP. Does DU have one of those? I don't think any Erose999 Oct 2013 #5
I can't stomach a game because of that stupid chop NightWatcher Oct 2013 #9
Yes- it features the tomohawk. Nye Bevan Oct 2013 #18
Can we update the Marlins logo? NightWatcher Oct 2013 #8
How about going back to the old black and teal logo instead? Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2013 #38
aack! those are hidious. I love the new look NightWatcher Oct 2013 #39
Come on now, tell me the old uniforms didn't look sweet: Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2013 #40
sleeveless, pinstripes, old school script, teal? NightWatcher Oct 2013 #41
"Indians", "Braves", and "Chiefs" don't carry the same pejorative DinahMoeHum Oct 2013 #10
While the Indians logo is perhaps too cartoonish, panader0 Oct 2013 #11
Perhaps A Fierce Warrior Playing Baseball? Vogon_Glory Oct 2013 #12
Should we really be glorifying war? (nt) Nye Bevan Oct 2013 #22
Is Your Ethnocentrism Showing? Vogon_Glory Oct 2013 #25
right, because you believe all the money made of that logo goes to Indians/Native Americans CreekDog Oct 2013 #23
So your issue is not with racism, but licensing? joeglow3 Oct 2013 #27
it's with both, are you capably of thinking two things simultaneously? CreekDog Oct 2013 #29
I am, if they make sense. joeglow3 Oct 2013 #35
Hey, lets just ban all sports and focus on education ChromeFoundry Oct 2013 #13
aww hell no quinnox Oct 2013 #14
So how are the Cleveland Indians racist, but the Atlanta Braves obnoxious tomahawk chant isn't? Initech Oct 2013 #15
Not a burning issue among any Native Americans I know or have known. Comrade Grumpy Oct 2013 #16
Same here Kaleva Oct 2013 #19
Bingo, most don't care one way or another denbot Oct 2013 #37
Absolutely not LittleBlue Oct 2013 #17
Hmm, the Thugs have shut down the government Bake Oct 2013 #20
How can you justify taking the time out to post in such a frivolous thread Nye Bevan Oct 2013 #21
Because its just too stressful to give a damn Bake Oct 2013 #24
+1. (nt) Paladin Oct 2013 #26
Um, it's the team's logo. KamaAina Oct 2013 #28
Re-read OP, please. Orsino Oct 2013 #30
If we're going to have team logos, KamaAina Oct 2013 #31
I think DU can and should be selective... Orsino Oct 2013 #32
The question is, when a member of DU clicks on "choose my avatar" Nye Bevan Oct 2013 #33
Yes. Absolutely. Iggo Oct 2013 #34
DU could switch that avatar to the Cleveland "C" logo, Jamaal510 Oct 2013 #36
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