Andrew Brown Eval Essay - Bonding over a mascot

Andrew Brown Eval Essay - Bonding over a mascot - Brown...

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Brown Andrew Brown Professor Name Course Number Date Evaluation Essay Introduction In recent years the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has become increasingly concerned about the denigrating use of Native American names and symbols used by universities. Among those affected by an edict which forces these institutions to discontinue use of Native American names and imagery at NCAA sponsored events is Florida State University. The mascot for the Florida State athletic department is the Seminole tribe. The edict from the NCAA could be circumvented if the tribe in question allowed the school to continue to use the name and the imagery. The Seminole tribe in Florida has partnered with the Florida State University to allow the school to continue to use its name, but there remains some controversy surrounding mascots at other schools. Statement of Judgment The NCAA decision has caused the controversy because the governing body of major college athletics does not want to appear quiescent on the issue when brought to task by Native American tribes and the United States government. Recognizing that some tribal images produced for sports teams are more derision that honor, the NCAA took the step of disallowing all such names and imagery unless the tribe allowed its continued use. The problem with this is that the NCAA is making a decision that seems to be politically expedient instead of truly honoring to the memory of the native tribes they say they are protecting. It is the wrong way to approach this issue because most of the names used are not derogatory, and instead of being derisive they evoke the proud nature of free American cultures. It is wrong because the schools
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Terry,l during the Spring '08 term at Coastline Community College.

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