Native Mascot Images in Sports. Problems:. The dominant group is using a subordinate group’s ethnicity for their own entertainment. Images negatively misrepresent an entire race of people in mainstream media. The Problem is Widespread .
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Eight of the ten most common nicknames for college sports teams are animals.
1. Eagles 2. Tigers 3. Cougars 4. Bulldogs5. Warriors 6. Lions 7. Panthers8. Indians 9. Wildcats10. Bears
Q. What's wrong with Indian mascots? They honor Indians... don't they?
A. Would you paint your face black, wear an afro wig and prance around the football field trying to imitate your perceptions of black people?
The word Redskin derived from the practice ofskinning Indians for easy transport when collecting bounty.
In Whose Honor?
Q. Shouldn't we then protest the New Orleans Saints because they are offensive to Christians?
A. No. They are not selling toy crucifixes as souvenirs and a little mascot dressed as the Pope doesn’t run around.
"We don't view it as looking down on their race..." - Athletic director, Ohio H.S. which has an "Indian head" doormat in the hallway.