The Unfair Discriminatory Of American Indian Mascots Essay

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One of the most overlooked, dumbfounding, and blatant examples of stereotypes still accepted in American today is the American Indian mascot. From the little league fields of suburbia to Major League Baseball stadiums - from Pop Warner to the hallowed grounds of FedEx Field, home of the National Football League’s Washington D.C. Redskins - for decades American Indians have been harmed and overlooked by the disregard of their culture by representing teams as nothing more than a mascot. The irrefutable disadvantageous effects on American Indians are outlined throughout the following literature review; however, these effects have far from halted the use of these mascots. There are droves of reasons for the justification of the use of American Indian mascots, including, but not limited to: they are viewed as being “positive”, “accurate”, “appropriate”, and “historical”. These perspectives are largely based on a Caucasian view that disregards and often undermines the history of American Indians. This review intends to demonstrate that proceeded use of these mascots is not just harming, but belittling, and is indicative of a hidden bigotry towards American Indians, and that these cliché representations out to be stopped at all levels of athletics.
Literature Review Since the days of Cowboys and Indians, the American Indian has served as a misunderstood and misrepresented facet in United States culture. Beginning in the early 20th century, athletic team names began adopting…

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