The National Congress of American Indians Releases Poster to Show How Offensive the Cleveland Indians' Team Name Is

The National Congress of American Indians Releases Poster to Show How Offensive the Cleveland Indians' Team Name IsImage via Getty Images/Joe Robbins

Sometimes, the only way to get the message across is by hitting people where it hurts them most. It sounds awful, but when teams like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins are getting away with their racist nicknames and logos year after year, extreme measures need to be taken. Recently, The National Congress of American Indians published a poster with the hopes of giving people an idea of how offensive the "Indians" nickname is to the NCAI and Native Americans.

As you can see in the thumbnail, the Indians cap is positioned alongside stereotypical logos for fictitious teams, like the "New York Jews" and the "San Francisco Chinamen." On the bottom of the poster, it reads, ”No race, creed or religion should endure the ridicule faced by the Native Americans today. Please help us put an end to this mockery and racism by visiting www.ncai.org." 

The NCAI could've went further with that poster, but hopefully they don't have to go to such lengths to get their message across. 

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[via CBS Cleveland]

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