Don’t ban Chief Wahoo! Team Indian casinos with baseball to empower Native Americans

Rather than watching Major League Baseball ban the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo to soothe consciences, tribal casinos that spend hugely on ballpark advertising should join with MLB to support playing ball in their communities. That’s the best way to honor and empower the memory of Louis Sockalexis, the Native American who inspired the Indians name.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

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