Racial Nicknames and Mascots for Sports Teams
- Brave, courageous, noble-and insulted. Maurer, Mickey // Indianapolis Business Journal;8/6/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 21, p15
Baseball team Indianapolis Indians--along with baseball team Atlanta Braves, football team Washington Redskins and other athletic teams using Native American mascots-- are about to be ambushed. Many argue that an Indian mascot is demeaning and offensive to a race of people that has already been...
- chief Offenders. Harjo, Suzan Shown // Native Peoples Magazine;Summer99, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p34
The article reports on the controversy over the use of racial epithets in college and professional sports in the U.S. One example of the use of racial epithets in educational sports is the decision of the University of Oklahoma to name its mascot Little Red. In response, Native American...
- A sporting tradition - mascots and team names. Hill Jr., Norbert; Yingst, Robert A. // Kalihwisaks;9/17/2014, p11B
The author discusses the impact of mascot of sports team on the psychology of native Americans or others who could relate themselves with the name along with the information on fifty U.S. Senators signing a letter urging the National Football League (NFL) to take action and change the name.
- What's In a Name? // Journal of Sport Management;Jul1990, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p188
The cites a study, conducted by D.S. Eitzen and M. Baca Zinn, published in June 1989 issue of the "Sociology of Sport Journal" which focuses on names, mascots and symbols. Nicknames, songs, colors, emblems, logos, and mascots are perceived to be symbols of colleges and universities. These...
- The Name Game. OGUNTOYINBO, LEKAN // Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;4/28/2011, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p9
The article discusses universities and colleges in the U.S. that have replaced their Native American mascots with something that less offensive to people. Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri changed its mascot to the Redhawks, but some in the community were resistant...
- Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America. Bruyneel, Kevin // Journal of American History;Jun2016, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p215
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- Wis. Indian group asks schools to drop mascots. // Kalihwisaks;2/20/2014, p12A
The article reports that the Wisconsin Indian Education Association is urging schools to remove American Indian mascots and nicknames.
- Native American mascots challenged in Washington. Blankinship, Donna Gordon // Native American Times;10/5/2012, Vol. 18 Issue 39, p4
The article discusses the campaign of the Washington Board of Education to encourage the schools in the state to change their American Indian mascots due to their negative impact on the student population.
- People are not marketable merchandise. RUCKMAN, S. E. // Native American Times;12/24/2010, Vol. 16 Issue 52, p5
The author talks about the commercialization of Native American mascots and the University of North Dakota decision to ban the Fighting Sioux logo from its marketed merchandise effective July 1, 2011.