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The Native American Mascot Controversy : A Handbook - C. Richard King

The Native American Mascot Controversy

A Handbook

By: C. Richard King (Editor)


Published: 16th June 2009
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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.

10. Native images in schools and the racially hostile environment / Lawrence R. Baca -- 11. Native mascots and ethnic fraud in higher education: using tribal critical race theory and the interest convergence principle as an analytic tool / Angelina E. Castagno and Stacey J. Lee -- 12. Mascots and meaning: how one district worked through the emotional issue of changing team logos / Terry Grier -- 13. Strategies for making team identity change / David Carl Wahlberg -- 14. Native American mascots and alumni giving / Patrick J. McEwan and Clive R. Belfield -- Part III. Reform and resistance -- 15. Defensive dialogues: Native American mascots, anti-Indianism, and educational institutions / C. Richard King -- 16. Putting the moccasin on the other foot: a media history of the "Fighting Whities" / Bruce E. Johansen -- 17. Note to Congress: stop shielding "Indian" mascots and start defending Indian people / Suzan Shown Harjo -- 18. The resurrection of the chief / Dave Zirin --

ISBN: 9780810867321
ISBN-10: 081086732X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 16th June 2009
Publisher: University Press of America