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California closer to banning Redskins team names

The California State Assembly passed a bill banning “redskins” as a team mascot in public schools.  The vote was 57-9.  It still needs to go to the State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown, and the odds look good there. California … Continue reading

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Using Native Americans to Sell Chicken in Africa: Mis-appropriation Goes Global

This is one of the best essays on cultural stereotyping I’ve read, and it comes from Busisiwe Deyi of South Africa, on the Africa Is A Country blog.  She writes about the Spur restaurant chain that uses Native American imagery … Continue reading

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Twelve Things More Offensive than the Washington Redsk*ns

Much has been written about the problems associated with team mascot names like the Redsk*ns—their derogatory history, their effect on indigenous youth, and the inevitable offensive chants and signs from fans of opposing teams (e.g. “scalp the Redsk*ns”, etc.). Thanks … Continue reading

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Proud To Be video released for the Super Bowl

Great 2-min video here by the National Congress of American Indians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-tbOxlhvE

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Redskins

[I will keep adding to this list as I find more quotes.] From the 1500’s thru the 1800’s, the most common derogatory term for Native Americans was “savages”.  In the 1830’s, large scale ethnic cleansing (called “Indian Removal”) become official … Continue reading

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Re-post: Redskins and Blackskins

Interesting commentary from an African American. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/18/above-distraction-more-blackskins-gerard-miller-151340

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