Symbols - Most Native American mascots focus on the past....

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Sport and Socialization Symbols
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Symbol Anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by members of a culture.
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University of Mississippi “Ole Miss” Confederate Flags “Dixie” Colonel Reb
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Do these symbols send mixed messages? 3 black band members refused to play “Dixie”. No black undergraduates (out of 700) in student section. T-Shirts.
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Black Vice-Chancellor Black Basketball Coach Integration of White Fraternities Higher Number of Black Undergraduates
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Love of Southern Heritage or Racism?
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Native American Mascots Names (Indians, Chiefs, Braves, Redskins, etc.) Other symbols (Tomahawk Chops, Chants, War Paint, Mascots themselves, etc.)
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Native American Mascots Racist Stereotypes Native Americans and Animals are the two most common mascots. Both are seen as aggressive and violent.
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Unformatted text preview: Most Native American mascots focus on the past. Most mascots lump all Native American nations and cultures together. Issues Concerning Mascots They are racist stereotypes. They have a negative impact on Native American lives. Native Americans should have control of societal definitions of who they are. Issues of Tradition and Intent. Small percentage of people object to these mascots. Dehumanization Nazis and Jews Nuremberg Tribunals and Julius Streicher Do these kinds of mascots and attitudes lead to crimes against humanity? De-Athleticization of Women Gender Issues with Nicknames About 38% of U.S. colleges have sexist names. Over half have either sexist names or logos. Lady Gamecocks...
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