Three signs held by fans after Game 1 of the World Series show the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, Chief Wahoo. Calls have grown for the team to discontinue Wahoo, whom some see as a racist caricature.
Three signs held by fans after Game 1 of the World Series show the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, Chief Wahoo. Calls have grown for the team to discontinue Wahoo, whom some see as a racist caricature. Gene J. Puskar The Associated Press
Three signs held by fans after Game 1 of the World Series show the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, Chief Wahoo. Calls have grown for the team to discontinue Wahoo, whom some see as a racist caricature. Gene J. Puskar The Associated Press
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

World Series offers timely reminder that racist mascots need to go

October 26, 2016 05:33 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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