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Rob Dunlavey
The Cleveland Caucasians
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Shelf Life Clothing Company from Cleveland sells this wearable commentary from their website. (only 24.99 during the ALCS!)
Alright, I'm not ashamed to admit it: I'm a Red Sox fan. And we all all know which team from Ohio the Sox are currently playing for the American League champioship. The suddenly high-profile and well-deserving Cleveland ball team has stimulated discussion across this great land about the appropriateness (or lack thereof) of using stereotyped cartoons of aboriginal Americans as team mascots.
D.B Dowd weighs in with an excellent survey on Cleveland's use of Chief Wahoo in his blog "Graphic Tales".
The use of Native American stereotypes is further investigated by Dowd here ("Wahoo, Yellowpony and Graphic Indians").
Finally, Brian of the Cleveland-based design studio Shelf Life Clothing Co. in a thoughtful comment mentions his own take on the whole issue. What do you think?
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