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Illustration for article titled In Celebration Of Jackie Robinson Day, MLB Presents Racist Commemorative Cap
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This is the sort of disgraceful bind an organization works its way into when it offsets the progress of finally acknowledging the offensive nature of a team’s racist caricature logo by then continuing to sell merchandise featuring the racist caricature logo in order to appease the team’s very worst fans:

Illustration for article titled In Celebration Of Jackie Robinson Day, MLB Presents Racist Commemorative Cap
Screenshot: MLB Shop
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Yes, that is a Chief Wahoo hat with a commemorative Jackie Robinson patch on the side. Perfect for the baseball fan who wants to celebrate the man who broke Major League Baseball’s shameful color barrier and Chief Wahoo, the racist and offensive depiction of a Native American long associated with the Cleveland Indians. And being sold in the same calendar year in which the Indians and Major League Baseball finally officially acknowledged the caricature’s obvious unsuitability as a team logo. Everyone associated with this should be fired.

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H/t Lindsey

Staff Writer, Deadspin

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