There are many sports team names and mascots whose names reference Native Americans; this has become a public controversy due to the sports team names being interpreted as a racially offensive pursue. Most people do not take into consideration that these teams have an important meaning behind them, and how they contribute to the insightful history of Native Americans themselves. It would be a catastrophe having to lose all the history. Many claims toward this idea of "racism" are due to NFL and college team names such as the Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Florida State Seminoles are just a few. However, the underlying truth is that teams with names like these are meant to honor and represent the pride and strength these tribes have had throughout their history.
It is not polite for anyone, kid, presidential candidate or sportswriter to change your mind, no matter what. Such people are not really thinking; they are just being relentless. Lastly, he states that “ So while I still think it would be nicer if the Redskins changed their name — some Native Americans, after all, are bothered by the name — I no longer think it is that important an issue. After all, if most Native Americans are not upset by the name, why should someone like me, who is not a Native American, insist on a change? After all, it’s just the name of a sports
In recent times, there has been controversy over using Native Americans as mascots for various activities. It has influenced several teams to change their mascot in an attempt to please the Native Americans they have offended, but there are still many teams that have yet to change their mascots. It is inhumane to target a race of people and imitate them in such a disrespectful way, using stereotypes that have no relation to who they are or what their culture is. We use Native American mascots at games to cheer on the crowd and perform stereotypical routines for our own selfish enjoyment. “American Indian mascots and logos promote negative stereotypes” (Herrington 1).
1) In this quote, the term being used is metaphor because Life and Game are two completely different things but they are being compared to each other like if they are similar. 2) I think the author’s purpose for using this term is that he explains that Holden feels alone because he doesn’t feel like he is winning. 3) This quote revolves around the overall theme because it shows that Holden is isolated from everybody around him. 4) • I really like this dislike this idea because Holden is wrong you need to play according to the rules to win not be on the winning side. • I think this idea seems important because it is an inspiration quote to live by even though Holden doesn’t believe it; this is how life goes it is in reality.
The honoring through recognition that these non-Indians seek to achieve is not attainable through faint attempts to misrepresent a culture they barely know. In I’m Indian Too! : Claiming Native American Identity, Crafting Authority in Mascot Debates by Charles Springwood, “the mascot protesters who claim Indianness are staging what is perhaps a novel form of anti-Indianism because their claims are designed to silence what may be a common, if not majority opinion, among Native Americans about the uses and abuses of Indian imagery in contemporary American movement.” Native Americans who protest the use of these symbols in sports media see the opinions of non-Indians as uncreditable because they are rooted out of emotion and the defense of societal comfort. The fans of these teams love their mascots and these symbols are what has brought our team together, but do not understand how they offend the heritage of those that they falsely represent and bring little honor
Something that the People involved in the persecution were not able to see. I learned that cultural diversity has been seen as a threat to certain societies as far back as documentation goes. Many societies did not like the idea of diversity. This is where the racist extremists came into play. Cultural diversity is something that will never go away.
Native American themed mascots such as Braves and Warriors should not be used due to the misrepresentation they give of Indians. There are many sports teams and schools that use Native American themed mascots. The use of these Native American mascots have created a lot of controversy among people. One side of the argument centers around the idea that Native American mascots are misrepresented and stereotypical. The other side talks about how Native American themed mascots are used to honor Native Americans.
Others believe it is “just culture” and “heritage”, nothing more than an item of history that can be used for learning purposes and historical Reenactments. The belief that the flag is a sign of racism is a controversial issue, but in all honesty, that belief is wrong and the people that believe this are misguided and don’t know history. The Confederate Flag is a controversial item and is receiving negative outlook, but the facts over its history proves that
But, can 't they? Loury 's assessment is a faulty one. His well-intended ideas ultimately work against the very thing he is trying to eradicate. Loury 's thesis fails because it proposes that equality is not possible without making racial distinctions. Even though this approach might show some initial progress for minorities, it also leaves itself open to discriminate against the traditionally better off races.
A respected author John Green questions, "Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you 're a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey I knows that you 'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you 'd rather be thoughtful of them be vapid, that you believe that there things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan and why is that?” Many people who are passionate about their studies question the same thing. Leonid Fridman wrote a passage “America Needs its Nerds” in order to raise concern that our society does not value intelligence. Fridman uses compare and contrast to get his point across to the readers. He makes the text more relatable by characterizing the typical American mindset.
There would have been many eye rolls from Angela, a raised voice from Janet, and a very eloquent but condescending argument from Bob. The first two commentators are still young and tend to show a lot of anger and frustration, which makes an argument seem more opinion and emotion based. Bob is someone who spends a very long time planning out his arguments and makes sure that they are as eloquent-sounding as possible. Even though Angela and Janet understand the obvious racism that fuels the use of Native American mascots, their strong tones of voice would have made their arguments invalid to Bob, and he would probably not listen to anything they would have to
Have you ever gotten offended by symbols or mascots? a lot of people are getting offended by mascots and symbols all around the U.S. Names and symbols go beyond just representing a team or an organization, “they have a wider effect’’. There are many symbols and mascots in our society than can offend a group of ethnicity or a group of people. a lot of symbols have animals on them that can offend a lot of people, some of these symbols use a group of people or ethnicity and those people get offended by the symbol.from the article ‘’U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging.’’ says that “The ruling’s main impact is as a cudgel by an increasingly vocal group of Native Americans.’’ a lot of these symbols can offend a lot of people in the U.S or all around the world.