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Native American Activist On Cleveland's Decision To Rename Baseball Team

Cleveland’s MLB team is going to change their name, the New York Times reports. The city’s baseball team has been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915, but Native American groups have long said it’s racist and demeaning.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Sundance, the executive director of the Cleveland American Indian Movement and a member of the Muskogee tribe.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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Jake Bauers #10 of the Cleveland Indians points to his dugout after hitting a two-run home run to complete the cycle against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on June 14, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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Jake Bauers #10 of the Cleveland Indians points to his dugout after hitting a two-run home run to complete the cycle against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on June 14, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)