The Native American Mascot Controversy: A Handbook

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C. Richard King, Washington State University
Scarecrow Press, Oct 11, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 290 pages
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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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Contents

BACKGROUND
1
EDUCATIONAL ISSUES
47
REFORM AND RESISTANCE
143
DOCUMENTS POLICIES RESOLUTIONS AND LEGISLATION
189
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
253
References
265
Index
271
About the Editor
275
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About the author (2010)

C. Richard King is associate professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at Washington State University. He is also the author or editor of several books, including Native American Athletes in Sport and Society (2006), Native Americans in Sports (2003), and Animating Difference (2010).

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