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10/26/06 The Ethics of Native American Team Names and Mascots Although the use of Native American mascots and team names has become commonplace in American Sports, there is a heated debate surrounding the ethics of the topic. One party views the Native American themed team names and mascots as offensive, racist, and demeaning to Native Americans and their history, whereas the other sees it as a practice that honors and pays tribute to the rich Native American culture and history. The side that views the use of Native American names and mascots as offensive and racist believes that this practice is making light of an unfortunate time in our nations history where indigenous Americans were persecuted and seen as enemies. Names like the “Washington Redskins,” the “Fighting Illini,” the “Atlanta Braves,” and the “Cleveland Indians” are seen as racist by those with this viewpoint, but this opinion has been overlooked
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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