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Editorial: Cleveland mascot’s departure signals good first step

The Cleveland Indians announced they will be retiring their mascot after much controversy over the years. The racial caricature has been replaced on the players’ jerseys and helmets, and vendors associated with the franchise will no longer be selling merchandise with the old mascot on it. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 1, 2018

With statues of Confederate generals removed across the South last summer and likenesses of Christopher Columbus vandalized across the North last October, it was only a matter of time before the next symbol of racism in America came down. This time, it was in our own backyard. The Cleveland India...

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