. Why Disability Sports Should Erase Native Mascots « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – Native American mascots contribute to the oppression of Native Americans throughout our country, and they create an externality on all oppressed minorities by encouraging a culture of stereotyping. Frequently, with Native American mascots, these mascots lead people to think of us as inherently threatening. This creates barriers to people’s perceptions of our employability in certain jobs, potential threats in situations of personal safety, and many other problems. According to the CDC, Native Americans are killed by police at a higher rate per capita than African Americans, though these police killings rarely make the largest corporate news outlets.


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