October 17, 2016

Not satire: Ontario Human Rights Commission wants “Cleveland Indians” name censored during Blue Jays series

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

For the second year in a row, the Toronto Blue Jays have made it to the American League Championship series. But not everyone is happy about this.

The Blue Jays’ opponents in the series have offended the Ontario Human Right’s Commission. I know what you’re thinking – “That doesn’t take much” – but they’re trying to enforce their virtue signalling on broadcasters. 

Why? Well, because the Blue Jays are set to play the Cleveland Indians. And many social justice warriors want Cleveland to change their name and logo.

So the Ontario Human Rights Commission thinks broadcasters should just call them the “Cleveland Baseball Club” all series long.

Even politicians weighed in. Former one-term premier of Ontario turned federal Liberal Bob Rae tweeted: “Cleveland’s name and logo for their baseball team is so bad we need to beat them for that reason alone. Offensive stereotype."

But in fact, the team’s name and mascot was chosen to honour the first Native American to ever play major league baseball, Chief Louis Sockalexis. 

History and tradition matter to sports fans, and the Indians are no exception.

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commented 2016-10-17 19:22:32 -0400
What about the Chicago White Sox, does blm, ontario human rights kangaroo court find that racist and disgusting, oh the filth of this name of a sports team..disgusting..just disgusting. Enter the “Twilight Zone” theme music, then Rod Serling" You are now entering the……..
commented 2016-10-17 17:44:21 -0400
So I suppose doing a story on ticket scalping would be right out of the ballpark.
commented 2016-10-17 14:59:08 -0400
What’s next, the Indian Chief Motorcycle?
Next summers before taking my bike out again on the road do I’ve to change the ‘Indian Chief’ logo & decal on my new motorcycle, should I apply to Canadian human rights commission for a politically correct name & logo or I can do it by myself without ‘hurting’ a snowflake
commented 2016-10-17 14:13:05 -0400
More insanity from the Chiefs who are stiffing their Tribes again . . . thanks Justin the Clueless!
Solution . . . move the blue jays to Rochester . . .
commented 2016-10-17 13:58:32 -0400
Proof that common sense has disappeared and the kangaroo Human Rights Commission is totally kookoo.

Half the North American Indians I personally know call themselves Indians and wonder why people sit up all night on the tenth floor of their chicken coop built for people and literally TRY to be offended.

The others do not give a damn what you call them – they are people. And more than 15 of them are off shore right now doing work for me. .

How do I get a job on that commission?
commented 2016-10-17 12:24:03 -0400
its time these social justice dipshits are taken out back and shot.

This is getting out of control!
commented 2016-10-17 12:24:02 -0400
its time these social justice dipshits are taken out back and shot.

This is getting out of control!
commented 2016-10-17 11:42:35 -0400
You can bet that Bob Rae’s tweet has been printed out and hung on the Indians’ dressing room wall, along with several news articles on this subject. Nothing like waving a cape in the bull’s face, right?

Real sport fans treat the opponent with respect. Time for the wannabes and bandwagon jumpers to STFU.
commented 2016-10-17 10:56:57 -0400
The true intolerance is with the groups , individuals and agencies that have an endless supply of grievances and woefully have a willing audience in these quasi – judicial panels.

It also makes headlines and stories for the media, all too ready to point the fingure at anyone , anytime with the race card, the sexual harrassment card.
This assault will continue until we start to fight back hard.
commented 2016-10-17 10:34:14 -0400
The SJWs can find offence in anything and everything. They can imagine no end of connections between words and meanings whether real or not. I think out of a sense of self-flagellation and sense of humour, the team should change their name while in Toronto to “The Fighting White Farmers”. That oughta put and end to it since reverse discrimination is always welcome.
commented 2016-10-17 10:01:04 -0400
STEPHEN E. , that’s what will offend the perpetually offended next; the colour red.
commented 2016-10-17 09:55:37 -0400
What a bunch of thin skinned pussies, Ontario again WTF is wrong with that province , Thought it was bad in alberta but Ontario takes the cake for stupidity.
commented 2016-10-17 09:46:44 -0400
Suck it up snow flakes.
commented 2016-10-17 09:45:27 -0400
Ontario judge could decide whether Cleveland logo can be used in Toronto
Legal challenge brought by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal to be heard in court today
The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 17, 2016 9:13 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 17, 2016 9:36 AM ET

How ridiculous.

Go Indians !
commented 2016-10-17 09:13:46 -0400
Some SJWs believe that McGill’s football team name, the McGill Redmen, is offensive to natives. Redmen = Indians.

McGill’s colour is red. The uniforms are red. The football team and hockey teams are Redmen. Nothing to do with natives. All to do with school colour and uniforms. The women’s teams are Martlets, the bird on McGill’s coat of arms. Redwomen really doesn’t flow off the tongue, so Martlets it is.

Has anyone noticed that natives wear Chicago Blackhawk sweaters? Sport football team and baseball team shirts such as Indians or Braves? Sure, some don’t like it, but most don’t care or simply feel it is an acknowledgement of their strength.

Time for people to get a life.
commented 2016-10-17 08:43:11 -0400
@david Skrober ….no sir what is obtuse is revisionists like yourself who think a digeridoo should have a spit valve……….:-)
commented 2016-10-15 12:54:07 -0400
Why would this be satire? The Indians logo is incredibly racist. The team made it their secondary logo a few years ago and now use a red C as their primary. If you don’t see why the logo is incredibly offensive your just obtuse.
commented 2016-10-13 20:19:48 -0400
Amazing what people make into priorities
commented 2016-10-13 12:23:15 -0400
Why are simple sportscasters changing policy for normalities that have been going on for 70 years? It reminds me of the Hollywood actors telling us about climate change.
Both groups should shut up and read their lines. They are not paid to think.
commented 2016-10-13 02:35:22 -0400
Drew. You’re asking us? Ask a Lefty, they’ll know.
commented 2016-10-13 02:16:44 -0400
How is naming a sports team after a group of people racist or offensive??
commented 2016-10-13 00:36:59 -0400
my wife is native and she and her family have no problems with native names on sports team , it is a sign of respect , but listening to one sports talk show host today he is in favor of the censoring of native names and wouldn’t debate the issue which is only an issue withe sjw’s ,lefties and human non rights boards , one of my wife’s cousins loves the Chicago black hawks so much that in the play offs he wears a sweater with the hawk emblem and he loves that sweater .
commented 2016-10-12 23:12:44 -0400
Thank you John Landry.
Your comment reflects the attitude and feelings of the multitude of natives
I work with everyday.
Fun loving, sense of humor.
These urban condo twats don’t have a clue
commented 2016-10-12 21:45:50 -0400
Good points CHRISTOPHER !!
commented 2016-10-12 19:55:42 -0400
I don’t give a fvck what eternally aggrieved neurotics think, it’s baseball, it’s a legue sport and if the Jays don’t side with the league , they don’t deserve a ball club in TO.

Too busy watching CFL to give a damn Go Stamps! Go Bo!
commented 2016-10-12 19:51:31 -0400
How about a short blurb on the evolution of Indian names? From Indian, aboriginal, first nations, indigenous, Etc. How many names are there, and are they white, or red names?
commented 2016-10-12 19:46:58 -0400
Boo fucking hoo. What if TO loses, will that offend the blue jay species?

Cry baby euro trash………the new Canada
commented 2016-10-12 19:46:02 -0400
I’m a North American Indian and proud! I want more teams and cultural centers to promote Indian symbolism. Culture is to be shared if it is deemed to have value, to subdue it and hide it away only diminishes and makes it unavailable to the rest of the world. There is good in all cultures, even some of the worse have at least something of value that the world should “Appropriate”. All North American Indians should be proud we are symbols of athleticism, strength and Champions when our time comes around. Don’t let the little brained Social Justice Pussies take that away from us! I want to see Indian symbols where ever I travel and be proud!
commented 2016-10-12 19:27:45 -0400
Indians , Redskins, all part of North American History, why should anyone want to change it.
commented 2016-10-12 19:24:29 -0400
Good God. This is coming to America with Obama’s third term.