By Jason Hanna and Homero de la Fuente | CNN
Cleveland Indians The club are changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians next season, a Major League Baseball club. announced Friday morning, Native Americans criticized for decades after the old surname.
“You see, there’s always been a Cleveland — that’s the best part of our name,” actor Tom Hanks said in a video announcement he narrated to the team, which posted it. on twitter. “And now is the time to unite as one family, one community, to build the next era for this team and this city.”
part of the trick a major cultural change The use of racist caricatures and stereotypical names as corporate brands is re-examined across America.
team announced last year That it would be making a name change, joining the NFL’s Washington football team in 2020 to say it was moving from a name applying to Native Americans.
Parents’ Choice draws inspiration from Cleveland’s architectural history. are the custodians of traffic large art deco sculptures It adorns the Hope Memorial Bridge which connects the west side of the city with the east side.
The Cleveland club will hold a news conference detailing the changes at 2 p.m. ET.
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