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.