Native American Mascot Controversy

Native American Mascot Controversy

by C. Richard King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810867311

ISBN-13: 9780810867314

Pub. Date: 05/15/2009

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Sports mascots have been a tradition for decades. Along with the usual lions and tigers, many schools are represented by Native American images. Once considered a benign practice, numerous studies have proved just the opposite: that the use of Native American mascots in educational institutions has perpetuated a shameful history of racial insensitivity. The

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Sports mascots have been a tradition for decades. Along with the usual lions and tigers, many schools are represented by Native American images. Once considered a benign practice, numerous studies have proved just the opposite: that the use of Native American mascots in educational institutions has perpetuated a shameful history of racial insensitivity. The Native American Mascot Controversy provides an overview of the issues that have been associated with this topic for the past 40 years.

The book provides a comprehensive and critical account of the issues surrounding the controversy, explicating the importance of anti-Indian racism in education and how it might be challenged. A collection of important primary documents and an extensive list of resources for further study are also included. Expounding the dangers and damages associated with their continued use, The Native American Mascot Controversy is a useful guide for anyone with an interest in race relations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810867314
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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