I have had these resources included in another list, New & Revised: The Best Resources I’ve Used In Lessons About Race & Racism, and had been meaning to start its own one.
The Cleveland Indians decision to change its name reminded me about it, so here’s a beginning list that will grow rapidly – feel free to make suggestions!
Here’s what I have so far:
A Super-Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Determine if Your Team Mascot Is Offensive is from The New York Times.
The Future of Native American Imagery in Sports is from The Atlantic.
What’s in a Mascot? is from Teaching Tolerance.
Looking Beyond Chief Wahoo is from The Atlantic.
People of color shouldn’t have to confront the harm & ridicule levied by a sports team whose name refers to the color of their skin. @NFL & its Washington franchise must eradicate offensive Native-themed mascots from the sports landscape. #ChangeTheMascot https://t.co/EFAY7ZPARJ
— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) August 24, 2018
The Cleveland Indians’ season is over, and so is Chief Wahoo’s 71-year run is from The Washington Post.
Maine Just Banned Native American Mascots. It’s a Movement That’s Inching Forward. is from The NY Times.
Native American Mascot Recommendations and Resource Page has a lot of useful info.
Hundreds Of Schools Are Still Using Native Americans As Team Mascots is from Five Thirty Eight.
Indian sports mascots don’t just mock Native culture. They erase it. is from The Washington Post.
“Native Americans say using iconography and words with Native connotations demeans them and perpetuates racist stereotypes.”
— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) February 12, 2023