The Cleveland Indians franchise will change its name because it could be considered racist and insensitive, according to the New York Post.
“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality.”
“Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community.”
The Washington NFL team the “Redskins,” also changed their name and has yet to replace it.
The Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs, and Chicago Blackhawks have recently said they don’t plan on changing their names.
Kansas City Chiefs banned fans from wearing Native American headdresses and face paint.