Racial Nicknames and Mascots for Sports Teams

Hinton, Leanne; Margolin, Malcolm
December 2005
News from Native California;Winter2005/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p37
The article focuses on issues arising from nicknames and mascots referencing American Indians. Such groups are the only racial designation that serves in the symbolic form. It highlights the effort of Native American advocate groups to raise public awareness of the Indian mascot issue and to get sports teams to change their names since the 1960s. California state Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg has introduced a bill to prohibit public schools and universities from using any sport team mascot and name that is discriminatory against any race.


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