Wahoo or Taboo? Join Kent State Scholar in Rocky River to Discuss the Controversial Indians Mascot

Thu 9/13 @ 7PM

If you’re like us (and we don’t recommend it), your eyes glaze over at any mention of the sports pages. But a presentation at the Rocky River Library is about more than just stats and inflated player/owner/player bail-bondsman salaries.

Theresa Walton-Fisette is a Kent State University professor who specializes in the sociology and pop-culture impact of sports. While the Indians continue on what looks like an upbeat season, she will here discuss the problematic history of the Chief Wahoo mascot, recently removed as an emblem of the team (to the outrage of many fans).

Racist caricature or an honorable, if cartoony, tribute? The public is invited to attend for free. Register in advance here.

[Written by Charles Cassady Jr.]

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4 Responses to “Wahoo or Taboo? Join Kent State Scholar in Rocky River to Discuss the Controversial Indians Mascot”

  1. Robert Roche

    Having filed or a party of lawsuits since 1972 ,I’m curious of her research which seemed to have left us completely out. How can you possibly research without our imput ? Robert Roche “People not Mascots”Cleveland American Indian Movement , Amerian Indian Education Center and American Indian Movement of Ohio a registered Ohio trade name of Robert Roche 216 533 9443.

  2. robert roche

    considered registered

  3. Robert Roche

    Please review link on latest lawsuit I filed http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92063171&pty=CAN&eno=1

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