Sports Names In Sports

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Brieana Mcclean English 101 Professor Herdzina January 26th, 2018 Major Essay 3 Outline Many of us have favorite Sports teams and as a way of familiarizing ourselves we usually point them out by their mascots and names. Little did we know that our team’s mascot or name may be offensive to a particular culture and has an underlying meaning. According to the Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indians, as early as 1912 Indian names for sports teams have been used in the professional sector. Following this example many high schools started naming their teams using Indian culture and the use of Indian inspired Mascots. We may like the way the teams name and its mascots suit them, but to the Native American…show more content…
The use of Native American names and mascots are ways of exploiting, dishonoring, and defamation of the Native American culture. Therefore, all sports teamsbut particularly schools should discontinue their use of any Native American names or Mascots to represent their teams. The use of Native American Culture is one of the ways in which the owners and executives of these teams are employing mascots. When talking about schools versus teams revenue is different. Schools don’t marginalize over the use of mascots on such a wide scale as professional teams. The Native Americans have a history of being exploited and robbed of their belongings by others to gain profit especially their land. This use of their culture by these teams has very strong characteristics of…show more content…
Also, at getting fans to refer to the team as a new name and still support. However, In the process of changing the names of these teams’ franchises only seem to think about themselves and not the feelings of those that are a part of the culture, capitalism at its best. If someone is really a fan of a team, they will be regardless of the change. They’ll still support the team because over the years of following behind their success they’ve seen their strengths and more than likely knows that this minor change won’t be a
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